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The Hardened Heart of a Disciple

Mark 6:45-52
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Stephen Johns

on 29 December 2013

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Transcript of The Hardened Heart of a Disciple

A Stroll on the Sea
The Circumstances
The Hardened Heart of a Disciple
Mark 6:45-52
The State of the Disciples
The Ministry of Christ
The Meeting on the Waves
Irony that Reveals Hearts
Dramatic irony is where the audience is more aware of the situation than the actors in the story.
“For they considered not the miracle of the loaves: for their heart was hardened.”
Lepers healed
Blind made to see
Deaf made to hear
Lame made to walk
Dead rose to life
Storm calmed with a word
Thousands fed
Pointed to inner death
Pointed to spiritual blindness
Pointed to spiritual deafness
Pointed to spiritual inability
Pointed to spiritual death
The Storm and the feeding pointed to undeserving people incapable of helping themselves
Softened by the Hand of God
Desperate Need
Deliverance of Christ
Provision
- God uses provision of needs as a testimony of His love and grace.
- We do not earn His provision
- It points to the gospel itself
Protection
- Is all about a display of His glory, love, and power
- Its timing is in His hands and not at our command
- The suffering servant calls His disciples to suffer as well but, they will be delivered in eternity
“If a hardened heart is to be broken, it is not stroking, but striking that must do it.” – Richard Baxter
Mark 4:40
"Why are ye so fearful? how is it that ye have no faith?"
Mark 8:17-18
"17 Why reason ye, because ye have no bread? perceive ye not yet, neither understand? have ye your heart yet hardened? 18 Having eyes, see ye not? and having ears, hear ye not? and do ye not remember?
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