Sunday Morning SoundBytes – 5/24/2009

Yesterday’s message in the Gospel of Mark series was called Choosing Sides, taken from Mark 3:20-35. The main idea of the message was that you must choose to stand with or against Jesus Christ. Here is a brief outline of the message:

I. Jesus’ family comes to take him away (verses 20-21)
    A. They say he is out of his mind.
    B. They come to take charge of him.

II. Jesus confronts the teachers of the law (verses 22-30)
    A. The teachers of the law accuse Jesus (22)
        1) of being possessed by Beelzebub.
        2) of driving out demons by the prince of demons.

    B. Jesus responds in parables (23-27)
        1) A house divided against itself cannot stand.
        2) You must tie up the strong man before you can rob him.

    C. Jesus warns about blasphemy against the Holy Spirit (28-30)
        1) All types of sins and blasphemies can be forgiven.
        2) Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven.

III. Jesus identifies his true family (verses 31-35)
    A. Jesus’ mother and brothers try to call him outside.
    B. Jesus says those who do God’s will are his true family.

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1 Comment

  1. Sharon Gamble says:

    Ray, this is sooo timely for me! I just had a question about the blasphemy of the Holy Spirit the other day. I had never heard this “take” on it before. It makes perfect sense and is very relieving for those who worry that they may have committed it. Thanks.

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