15 Jul Mark: The Trinity, 7/14/2019
Pastor Pete Hartwig
SLIDE: Mark: Faith for the Real World – Jesus and his family
Follow Jesus – Serve Others
Gospel of Mark: Essentials – readers digest version
SLIDE:Jesus Calls Levi and Eats With Sinners
13 Once again Jesus went out beside the lake. A large crowd came to him, and he began to teach them. 14 As he walked along, he saw Levi son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax collector’s booth. “Follow me,” Jesus told him, and Levi got up and followed him.
15 While Jesus was having dinner at Levi’s house, many tax collectors and sinners were eating with him and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. 16 When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?”
17 On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.”
FORGIVENESS – in Jesus
HE EATS WITH SINNERS!
SLIDE: Mark 3: 20-22
Jesus Accused by His Family and by Teachers of the Law
20 Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat. 21 When his familyheard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.”
22 And the teachers of the law who came down from Jerusalem said, “He is possessed by Beelzebul! By the prince of demons he is driving out demons.”
Teachers – Theological Assessment – evil
Mom, brothers and sisters: Psychological Assessment – he’s nuts!
:21 they went to take charge of him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.”
Mark 2:23-27 – the sabbath
He eats with sinners!
FAMILY – CENTER OF CULTURE
William Wilberforce (1759-1833)
PARENTS – God calls our children – social ladder
SLIDE: Mark 3:31-35
31 Then Jesus’ mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him. 32 A crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, “Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you.”33 “Who are my mother and my brothers?” he asked.
34 Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers! 35 Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.”
His response – YOU ARE WRONG!
A NEW KIND OF FAMILY
Peter Hartwig – rue the day
HE IS NOT DIMINISHING FAMILY!
He is prioritizing the kingdom of God
SLIDE: Mark 7:8-13 CORBAN!
8 You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions.”
9 And he continued, “You have a fine way of setting aside the commands of God in order to observeyour own traditions! 10 For Moses said, ‘Honor your father and mother,’and, ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.’ 11 But you say that if anyone declares that what might have been used to help their father or mother is Corban (that is, devoted to God)— 12 then you no longer let them do anything for their father or mother. 13 Thus you nullify the word of God by your tradition that you have handed down. And you do many things like that.”
-SISTERS – AS A WOMAN…
35 Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.”
His family shows up again!
A Prophet Without Honor
6 Jesus left there and went to his hometown, accompanied by his disciples. 2 When the Sabbath came, he began to teach in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed.
“Where did this man get these things?” they asked. “What’s this wisdom that has been given him? What are these remarkable miracles he is performing? 3 Isn’t this the carpenter? Isn’t this Mary’s son and the brother of James, Joseph, Judas and Simon? Aren’t his sisters here with us?” And they took offense at him.
4 Jesus said to them, “A prophet is not without honor except in his own town, among his relatives and in his own home.” 5 He could not do any miracles there, except lay his hands on a few sick people and heal them. 6 He was amazed at their lack of faith.
It makes Jesus human.
Follow Jesus – Serve Others
HIS FAMILY AGAIN!
Acts 1:14 They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.
God invites us into a new family
A better family member!
ALL ARE WELCOME!
Christ is the priority of life!