The Gospel According to Jesus: Session #16

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  • 1. THE  FAMILY  CREATED  BY  KNOWING  WHAT  GOD  WANTS   Mark  3:31-­‐35  
  • 2. Mark  3:20,21;  32-­‐35  A  LOVE  STORY  IN  TWO  PARTS  
  • 3. 20  Then  they  went  home  and  a  large  crowd  came  together  once  again  so  that  they  weren’t  even  able  to  eat  food.      21  But  when  his  family  heard  about  this  they  set  out  with  the  intenUon  of  restraining  him  because  they  said,  “He  really  is  out  of  his  mind.”      22  The  scribes  who  came  down  from  Jerusalem  said…………….    ………..31  At  that  Ume  his  mother  and  his  brothers  came  and  were  standing  outside.    They  sent  a  message  to  call  him.      32  A  crowd  was  siZng  around  him  and  they  said  to  him,  “ Your  mother  and  your  brothers  and  your  sister  are  outside  and  they  are  looking  for  you.”              33  And  he  answered  them  by  saying,  “Who  are  my  mother  and  my  brothers?”    34  And  he  looked  around  at  those  who  were  siZng  and  said,  “See,  here  are  my  mother  and  my  brothers.    35  For  whoever  does  the  will  of  God  is  my  brother  and  my  sister  and  my  mother.”  
  • 4. WHAT  IF  THIS  WAS  A  NEWS  REPORT?  
  • 5. SCENE  1  –    MEANWHILE  BACK  IN  CAPERNAUM   20  Then  they  went  home  
  • 6. SCENE  2    -­‐      in  Capernaum   and  a  large  crowd   came  together  once   again  so  that  they   weren’t  even  able  to   eat  food.      
  • 7. SCENE  3    -­‐    the  story  reaches  Jesus’            family  in  Nazareth  But  when  his  family  heard   about  this  they  set  out   with  the  inten<on  of   restraining  him  because  they  said,  “He  really  is  out   of  his  mind.”   [Approx.  50  Km.                                                              ]  
  • 8. SCENE  4    -­‐      Jesus  brothers  and  mother  have  a            discussion  and  conclude  that  Jesus            has  become  mentally  deranged.  But  when  his  family  heard   about  this  they  set  out   with  the  inten<on  of   restraining  him  because  they  said,  “He  really  is  out   of  his  mind.”  
  • 9. SCENE  5    -­‐    The  family  decide  to  set  out  for  Capernaum  to  restrain  Jesus.  But  when  his  family  heard   about  this  they  set  out   with  the  inten<on  of   restraining  him  because  they  said,  “He  really  is  out   of  his  mind.”   [Approx.  50  Km.                                                              ]  
  • 10. SCENE  6  -­‐    In  the  meanUme  Jesus  confronts  the  accusaUon  from  religious  authoriUes  that  he  is  using  demonic  power  to  heal  and  cast  out  demons   22  The  scribes  who  came   down  from  Jerusalem   said…………….  
  • 11. SCENE  7  -­‐  JESUS’  FAMILY  ARRIVE  AT  THE  HOUSE    ………..31  At  that  <me   his  mother  and  his   brothers  came  and  were  standing  outside.     They  sent  a  message   to  call  him.      
  • 12. SCENE  8  -­‐    JESUS  GETS  THE  MESSAGE  FROM  HIS   FAMILY   32  A  crowd  was  siFng  around  him  and  they  said  to  him,   “Your  mother  and  your  brothers  and  your  sister  are  outside   and  they  are  looking  for  you.  
  • 13. SCENE  9  –  Jesus  unloads  Kingdom  revelaUon   33  And  he  answered  them  by  saying,  “Who  are  my  mother  and   my  brothers?”      34  And  he  looked  around  at  those   who  were  siFng  and  said,  “See,   here  are  my  mother  and  my   brothers.       35  For  whoever  does  the  will  of   God  is  my  brother  and  my  sister   and  my  mother.”  
  • 14. fam·∙i·∙ly  [fam-­‐uh-­‐lee,  fam-­‐lee]    noun,  1.     a.    a  basic  social  unit  consisUng  of  parents  and  their  children,  considered  as  a  group,  whether  dwelling  together  or  not:  b.    a  social  unit  consisUng  of  one  or  more  adults  together  with  the  children  they  care  for.    2.     the  children  of  one  person  or  one  couple  collecUvely.  3.    the  spouse  and  children  of  one  person.  4.    any  group  of  persons  closely  related  by  blood,  as  parents,  children,  uncles,  aunts,  and  cousins.  5.    all  those  persons  considered  as  descendants  of  a  common  progenitor.  
  • 15. KINGDOM  FAMILY  A  group  of  people  connected  together  because  of  their  commitment  to  a  common  purpose  –    i.e.  a  primary  commitment  to  do  what  will  fulfill  the  revealed  purpose  of  God.  
  • 16. KINGDOM  FAMILY  A  group  of  people  chosen  for  you  by  your  experience  of  revelaUon  The  people  you  connect  with  by  living  out  fully  what  you  have  seen  of  God  and  his  purposes  revealed  by  the  Word  and  Spirit.  
  • 17. KINGDOM  FAMILY  People  you  find  the  way  to  mesh  with  by  a  work  of  the  Spirit  of  God  with  along  the  pathway.  not  the  people  who  you  are  like,  the  people  who  like  you,  the  people  you  fit  with,  who  share  all  the  same  opinions,  who  make  you  feel  comfortable  (i.e.  tribe)  
  • 18. KINGDOM  FAMILY  The  people  who,  when  you  get  connected,  enable  the  kingdom  of  God  to  come  in  some  sphere  of  influence.  Not  the  people  who,  no  maBer  how  long  they  are  together  will  never  see  the  kingdom  of  God  advancing.  
  • 19. WHO  ARE  MY  ‘KINGDOM    FAMILY  ?’  •  What  is  the  will  of  God  for  this  sphere?  •  Who  are  the  people  who  have  seen  this  and   have  this  revelaDon  in  their  hearts?  •  Who  do  I  need  to  connect  with  so  that  the   kingdom  of  God  will  come  in  this  sphere?  
  • 20. WHO  ARE  MY  ‘KINGDOM  FAMILY?’  Don’t  let  the  ‘natural’  rob  you  of  the  ‘spiritual.’  The  process  of  discovering  your  “kingdom  family”  is  a  key  part  of  the  redempUve  plan  of  God  for    •    your  life,    •    their  life  and    •    the  lives  of  those  people  who  will  experience  the   kingdom  because  of  because  of  this  “family.”  
  • 21. WHO  ARE  YOUR  ‘FAMILY?’   in  your  domesUc  sphere   in  your  neighbourhood  sphere   in  your  workplace   in  your  community  involvement   in  your  extended  family   Etc.  
  • 22. HOW  TO  BUILD  ‘FAMILY’  RELATIONSHIPS  •  Begin  to  live  out  what  you  have  discovered   through  revelaUon.  •  Get  a  picture  of  what  God  wants  to  do  in  the   sphere.  •  Share  what  is  in  your  heart  with  other  believers.  •  Begin  to  pray  and  plan  on  the  basis  of  what  you   can  see  together.  •  Trust  God  together  no  maner  what  happens  
  • 23. KINGDOM  FAMILY        =    UNITY    =    ONENESS  
  • 24. “Who  are  my  mother  and  my  brothers?”       34  And  he  looked  around     at  those  who  were  siZng  and  said,     “See,  here  are  my  mother  and  my  brothers.       35  For  whoever  does  the  will  of  God    is  my  brother  and  my  sister  and  my  mother.”  
  • 25. What  had  God  revealed  about  what  he  wants  to   do?   Who  wants  to  do  that?  This  is  the  kingdom  family  anywhere  at  anyUme.