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A rescuer is Ready to Step into Danger (Mark 11:12-33)

Nathan Herrlin, 2016-03-06
Part of the Thrive series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Tags: Authority, mission, rescue

Mark 11:12-33

12And on the morrow, when they were come out from Bethany, he hungered. 13And seeing a fig tree afar off having leaves, he came, if haply he might find anything thereon: and when he came to it, he found nothing but leaves; for it was not the season of figs. 14And he answered and said unto it, No man eat fruit from thee henceforward for ever. And his disciples heard it. 15And they come to Jerusalem: and he entered into the temple, and began to cast out them that sold and them that bought in the temple, and overthrew the tables of the money-changers, and the seats of them that sold the doves; 16and he would not suffer that any man should carry a vessel through the temple. 17And he taught, and said unto them, Is it not written, My house shall be called a house of prayer for all the nations? but ye have made it a den of robbers. 18And the chief priests and the scribes heard it, and sought how they might destroy him: for they feared him, for all the multitude was astonished at his teaching. 19And every evening he went forth out of the city. 20And as they passed by in the morning, they saw the fig tree withered away from the roots. 21And Peter calling to remembrance saith unto him, Rabbi, behold, the fig tree which thou cursedst is withered away. 22And Jesus answering saith unto them, Have faith in God. 23Verily I say unto you, Whosoever shall say unto this mountain, Be thou taken up and cast into the sea; and shall not doubt in his heart, but shall believe that what he saith cometh to pass; he shall have it. 24Therefore I say unto you, All things whatsoever ye pray and ask for, believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have them. 25And whensoever ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have aught against any one; that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. 26[But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father who is in heaven forgive your trespasses.] 27And they come again to Jerusalem: and as he was walking in the temple, there come to him the chief priests, and the scribes, and the elders; 28and they said unto him, By what authority doest thou these things? or who gave thee this authority to do these things? 29And Jesus said unto them, I will ask of you one question, and answer me, and I will tell you by what authority I do these things. 30The baptism of John, was it from heaven, or from men? answer me. 31And they reasoned with themselves, saying, If we shall say, From heaven; He will say, Why then did ye not believe him? 32But should we say, From men--they feared the people: for all verily held John to be a prophet. 33And they answered Jesus and say, We know not. And Jesus saith unto them, Neither tell I you by what authority I do these things. (ASV)

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