Jumpstart your sermon planning with Study, Apply, Share: Mark—a resource for preparing and presenting sermons and coordinating your worship services. For each biblical paragraph covered, Study, Apply, Share: Mark does the work of several resources: it identifies interpretation issues, provides application suggestions, and suggests worship service ideas. Elegant, professionally designed slides allow you to include biblical statistics in your sermons for illustration.
Explore interpretation issues and reach your own conclusions. Choose the application most appropriate for your faith community. Foster the creativity you need to plan dynamic worship services. Study, Apply, Share: Mark helps you maximize your time by minimizing preparation time, giving you the freedom to minister to your congregation without sacrificing the quality of your weekly service.
“The right confession in Mark’s Gospel is calling Jesus the Son of God” (source)
“the right response to Him (committing to following Him)” (source)
“People are ‘amazed’ 11 times and ‘astonished’ six times in Mark, but these responses fall short of the devotion Jesus demands. This reminds us that an initial emotional response to the gospel may not reflect genuine faith. Following Jesus involves leaving something behind.” (source)
“Six of Mark’s 16 chapters are dedicated to the final eight days of Jesus’ life—commonly known as the ‘passion week.’” (source)
“Mark emphasizes suffering, and Jesus invites the crowds to count the cost and the demands of discipleship. Mark 8:34 is the only time in the Gospel that Jesus summoned both the crowd and His disciples to Himself for an important announcement.” (source)
Jeffrey E. Miller is the author of Hazards of Being a Man, has served as contributing editor on three commentaries, and is the coauthor of the Zondervan Dictionary of Bible and Theology Words and A New Reader’s Lexicon of Greek New Testament. With a Master of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary, he has pastored for 11 years and taught for three.