12 Positioning Yourself Toward Holiness, Mark 1:9-15

[vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]The lesson is all about creating holiness in life by first recognizing the respect and worship we should direct toward God. This sense of awe is the catalyst for personal growth that is revealed in the events surrounding the baptism, temptations, and preaching of Jesus.

There are 3 points to the lesson:

  1. The events of the text are discussed.
  2. The catalyst is revealed and discussed to show how it brings us to greater holiness.
  3. An appeal is made to apply the ideas by taking time to worship God on a daily basis as a means of self-improvement. This appeal is based on the specific events of the text and how they relate to self-improvement, not just a generic idea about reverence and worship.

The three events are the baptism of Christ, the temptations He faced, and the begining of His preaching ministry.

Thinking about these reveal the wonder and awe that comes naturally from putting ourselves into the text and raising awareness of what happened and its significnace.

By noticing Jesus, we learn to bring our problems and difficulties to Him and trust that He knows how to deal with the problems of life. This should encourage us to study the Bible more and increase our faith before we face the challenges of life.[/vc_column_text][vc_separator color=”grey” align=”align_center” style=”” border_width=”” el_width=””][vc_single_image image=”360″ style=”vc_box_rounded” border_color=”grey” img_link_large=”” img_link_target=”_self” img_size=”medium” title=”Presentation”][vc_separator color=”grey” align=”align_center” style=”” border_width=”” el_width=””][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row full_width=”” parallax=”” parallax_image=””][vc_column width=”1/1″][vc_column_text]The Presentation is an important part of studying a text. That’s because it forces you to construct a plan and become more precise in applying the text to life.

Whether you give the presentation to others or keep it for your own edification, I encourage people to do their best to create some kind of presentation.

Have you developed any lessons using this methodolgy? Send me a link to it. I’d love to see what you have done! Or tell me in the comments below.


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