Jesus, the Author of Our Faith

February 13, 2022 Preacher: Stephen Conley Series: The Gospel of Mark

Topic: Faith Scripture: Mark 9:14–9:29

Text: Mark 9:14-29


The Boy’s Dreadful Predicament (9:14-18)

  • The crowd’s argument over the boy’s condition
  • The apparent hopelessness of the boy’s condition
  • The vain attempts of the disciples to heal the boy’s condition


The Messiah’s Decisive Response (9:19-20)

  • The disciples are rebuked for their faithlessness
  • Jesus receives the boy with compassion
  • The demon revolts at the presence of Jesus 


The Father’s Desperate Plea (9:21-24)

  • The father cries out for Jesus to heal his son and strengthen his faith
  • We are called to look to Jesus’ ability and sufficiency amid our inability and insufficiency.


The Messiah’s Display of Faith-Building Power (9:23-29)

  • Jesus rebukes the demon and resurrects the boy
  • Jesus calls His disciples to a life of dependence upon God through prayer
  • Jesus proves that He is the author and finisher of our faith


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