StoneBridge Community Church
The Markan Sandwich - Mark 5:21-43: "Twelve Years"
Senior Pastor Jon Saur
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  • StoneBridge Community Church
    4832 Cochran St, Simi Valley, CA 93063, USA
    Saturday 5:15 PM, Sunday 5:20 PM

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In this sermon series, we will be looking at a literary device in the Gospel of Mark called a "Markan Sandwich." At a few points in this gospel, Mark will take two stories and put them together. One story will begin, Mark will then shift to a seemingly unrelated story, then Mark will return to the original story. The first story is the bread, the second story is the meat. Though both stories seem to be unrelated, Mark is teaching us something by combining them.

The Text In Context

"Interruptions are always frustrating. I just get engrossed in reading the morning paper and my wife wants me to take out the garbage right away. I am out in the garage working on the car with my hands literally oozing with grease and I’m wanted on the phone. Interruptions are a part of life. Few of us would consider the possibility of God being interrupted, but this is..." To read more, click link.

I. Markan Sandwich

II. First Story

III. Second Story

IV. Similarities

V. Differences

VI. The Point

1. Find a way you can support Sarah's House.

2. Support Sarah's House in that way.

1. What stands out to you about the first story in this section?

2. What stands out to you about the second story?

3. Pastor Jon mentioned some similarities. Do you see any others?

4. Pastor Jon mentioned some differences. Do you see any others?

5. What do you think Mark is trying to teach us by combining these two stories?
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