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Will the Real Jesus Please Stand Up (Mark 1:35-39, Isaiah 50:4-9, Mark 6:46, Mark 14:38)

Stephen NeillyStephen Neilly, March 10, 2013
Part of the Jesus in Mark series, preached at a Sunday Morning service

Tags: Jesus, popularity, prayer, purpose

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Mark 1:35–39 (Listen)

35 And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed. 36 And Simon and those who were with him searched for him, 37 and they found him and said to him, “Everyone is looking for you.” 38 And he said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also, for that is why I came out.” 39 And he went throughout all Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and casting out demons.

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Isaiah 50:4–9 (Listen)

  The Lord GOD has given me
    the tongue of those who are taught,
  that I may know how to sustain with a word
    him who is weary.
  Morning by morning he awakens;
    he awakens my ear
    to hear as those who are taught.
  The Lord GOD has opened my ear,
    and I was not rebellious;
    I turned not backward.
  I gave my back to those who strike,
    and my cheeks to those who pull out the beard;
  I hid not my face
    from disgrace and spitting.
  But the Lord GOD helps me;
    therefore I have not been disgraced;
  therefore I have set my face like a flint,
    and I know that I shall not be put to shame.
    He who vindicates me is near.
  Who will contend with me?
    Let us stand up together.
  Who is my adversary?
    Let him come near to me.
  Behold, the Lord GOD helps me;
    who will declare me guilty?
  Behold, all of them will wear out like a garment;
    the moth will eat them up.

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Mark 6:46 (Listen)

46 And after he had taken leave of them, he went up on the mountain to pray.

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Mark 14:38 (Listen)

38 Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak.”

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