The Reversal of Decadence

Talk 5 of 16 in the series Mark Convention 2008. These talks were delivered on 2 occasions across Australia Day and Queens Birthday Public Holidays. They cover the whole of the Gospel of Mark.

We apologise that the video file has incorrectly had the Cathedral Bible Study introduction sequence added at the start, however the video itself is correct and from the above context.

The next talk in the series is Understanding Loaves


  1. Jesus and the Kingdom
  2. The reign of decay
    • problem of evil
    • the situations Jesus meets
      1. hostile environment (4:35 – 41)
      2. hostile powers (5:1 – 20)
      3. disease (5:24 – 34)
      4. death (5:21 – 24; 35 – 43)
      5. enmity (6:1 – 6)
    •  The significance of the situations
      1. horror
      2. fear
      3. social
      4. uncleanness
    • Today’s world
  3.  Jesus outside Eden
    • control
    • care
    • hidden display
      1. not all set
      2. but 4:41; 5:20; 5:34; 5:43; 6:5
  4. Response of faith and fear
    • fearing horror
    • faith in Jesus
      1. not dependent
      2. confusion
      3. saving
  5. Message now
    • horrors remain
    • grounds for optimism
    • the faith that saves

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