Face Your Fear or Cut and Run (Jody Garner)

Posted: Gospel of Mark, Sermons

Face Your Fears or Cut and Run
Sermon Notes

Gospel of Mark – Ch. 14, 15, 16
Every character has a certain level of ______________. The difference is how they __________________ to it.
14:27 – Why do they scatter? Because of _______________. 14:28 – “After I have risen” – They do not yet have ___________ to ____________.
______________ is the underlying reason for many fears. This is harmful when it prevents us from ______________ our lives to God’s will.
If you want fear to grow, ____________ from it. If you want stability in the midst of fear, ________________ it.
14:33-36 – Jesus experiences fear. The difference is that Jesus _____________ his fear rather than _____________ from it.
14:48-52 – “All the disciples ____________ and ____________.” -Peterson
14:53-72 – Mark parallels Jesus’ _____________ with Peter’s _____________.
15:15 – Why does Pilate want to “satisfy” the crowds? __________________ is the biggest motivator.
16:1-8 – Fear ___________, but is now experienced in a _____________ way. What makes this difference?

Mark 14:27-28
27 “You will all fall away,” Jesus told them, “for it is written:

“‘I will strike the shepherd,
and the sheep will be scattered.’
28 But after I have risen, I will go ahead of you into Galilee.”

Mark 14:33-34
33 He took Peter, James and John along with him, and he began to be deeply distressed and troubled. 34 “My soul is overwhelmed with sorrow to the point of death,” he said to them. “Stay here and keep watch.”

Mark 14:50-52 (NIV)
50 Then everyone deserted him and fled.

51 A young man, wearing nothing but a linen garment, was following Jesus. When they seized him, 52 he fled naked, leaving his garment behind.

Mark 14:50-52 (The Message)
50 All the disciples cut and ran.

51-52 A young man was following along. All he had on was a bedsheet. Some of the men grabbed him but he got away, running off naked, leaving them holding the sheet.

Mark 16:1-8
When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they might go to anoint Jesus’ body. 2 Very early on the first day of the week, just after sunrise, they were on their way to the tomb 3 and they asked each other, “Who will roll the stone away from the entrance of the tomb?”

4 But when they looked up, they saw that the stone, which was very large, had been rolled away. 5 As they entered the tomb, they saw a young man dressed in a white robe sitting on the right side, and they were alarmed.

6 “Don’t be alarmed,” he said. “You are looking for Jesus the Nazarene, who was crucified. He has risen! He is not here. See the place where they laid him. 7 But go, tell his disciples and Peter, ‘He is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him, just as he told you.’”

8 Trembling and bewildered, the women went out and fled from the tomb. They said nothing to anyone, because they were afraid.