Whoever Has Ears, Listen (Mark 4:21-25)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z8UiwAfcOTA Whoever Has Ears, Listen! (Mark 4:21-25) Mark 4:1-34 We find ourselves today in the midst of Christ teaching on the kingdom of God. He has begun to teach in parables for two reasons: 1.) To prevent those rejecting Him from perceiving and understanding spiritual truth. 2.) To help His true family clearly understand the truths …

Familial Focus (Mark 3:20-21;31-35)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mlz_KaOpdO0 Familial Focus (Mark 3:20-21,31-35) Mark 3:20-21,31-35 I want to begin with a question to think on: Who makes up the family of God? Last week we began observing this text. Within the greater context His enemies have already plotted to destroy Him, because of His teaching, power, and authority. Jesus, however, is persevering in spite of …

The Christ, The Conflict and The Cross (Mark 3:7-19)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hrvuC3WiBz4 The Christ, The Conflict and The Cross (Mark 3:7-19) Mark 3:7-19 As I studied this text I couldn’t help but think of the calm that occurs both before and after a storm. The first three chapters of Mark quickly escalate the conflict between the Pharisees and Christ. Between the religious readers of Israel and their long …

Christ, Sovereign of The Sabbath: Part 2 (Mark 3:1-6)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IetjYmi9Kqw Christ, Sovereign of The Sabbath: Part 2 (Mark 3:1-6) Mark 2:23-3:6 Last week we began to look at the increasing tension between Jesus and the Pharisees. As we briefly look back through Mark we can see the buildup occur. Israel had been waiting for the Messiah. They believed God would send a man to save them from …

Christ, Sovereign of The Sabbath: Part 1 (Mark 2:23-28)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=otvsQvUQf2A Christ, Sovereign of The Sabbath: Part 1 (Mark 2:23-28) Mark 2:23-3:6 We are arriving at a point in Scripture where the conflict between Christ and His enemies meets its breaking point in Mark’s account. We saw last week how Jesus demonstrated through two parables that His gospel message is incompatible with their self-righteous system. This is …

The Gospel Stands Alone (Mark 2:18-22)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MxzF88sKWhg The Gospel Stands Alone (Mark 2:18-22) Mark 2:13-22 We find ourselves in a portion of Scripture, which at first glance may cause confusion. During my study this week I discovered that many respected teachers differ on what Christ is saying. Jesus is driving home a point through a cultural practice, and two parables that run parallel. At …