FAST OR FEAST? Rest Or Reap?

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Fast or Feast? Rest or Reap? is a sermon on Mark 2:13-3:6 by Dr. Don L. Pahl, originally preached January 31, 2016 at Crosspoint Bible Church in Omaha, NE.

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FAST OR FEAST? Rest Or Reap?

  1. 1. FAST OR FEAST? REST OR REAP? MARK 2:l3’3:()
  2. 2. LEGALISM: (OR NOMISMI, IN CHRISTIAN THEOLOGY, ISTHE ACT OF PUTTING LAW ABOVE GOSPEL BY ESTABLISHING REQUIREMENTS FOR SALVATION BEYOND REPENTANCE AND FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST AND REDUCING THE BROAD, INCLUSIVE AND GENERAL PRECEPTS OFTHE BIBLE TO NARROW AND RIGID MORAL CODES. (WIKKIPEDIAI
  3. 3. 1.THE ASSOCIATION QUESTION 2:13-17 ”/ came to serve the sick, not the We/ /.”
  4. 4. DILLON BURROUGFIS: "JESUS SPENT SIGNIFICANT TIME WITH PEOPLE NOT LIKE HIM WHO LIVED IMMORAL LIVES SO HE COULD HELP SOME OFTHEM BECOME HIS FOLLOWERS. IT ONLY MAKES SENSE HE WOULD CALL US TO DO THE SAME. I GROW VERY CONVICTED BECAUSE IT'S MUCH EASIERTO STAY IN CHRISTIAN SUBURBIA (METAPHORICALLY SPEAKING) RATHER THAN STEP OUT AND HAVE LUNCH WITH AN AGNOSTIC OR BUDDHIST / TWSIMPLY SHOW RESPECT WHILE TALKING ABOUT WHAT I BELIEVE. " HTTP: //WWW. PATHEOS. COM/ BLOGS/ HOLYWRIT/201I/ O2/MARK-2-JESUS-LOVES-SINNERS/
  5. 5. Nl_TT/ LARK 2117 WHEN JESUS HEARD THIS, HETOLD THEM, ”HEALTHY PEOPLE DON'T NEED A DOCTOR" SICK PEOPLE DO. I HAVE COME TO CALL NOT THOSE WHO THINKTHEY ARE RIGHTEOUS, /—v BUT THOSE WHO KNOW THEY ARE SlNNERS. "
  6. 6. 1.THE ASSOCIATION QUESTION 2:13-17 2. THETRADITION QUESTION 2:18-22 ”New wine needs new wineskins. ” Ii‘ TI I I ii EVE —4—§—R. .!. ... ._~__ "Ii . v _= .:__. ._. ... ..
  7. 7. Fasting . .. it's legit! Yes, do it. Fasting = mourning! Jesus’ TEMPORAL reason — presence / absence of Jesus. Jesus’ ESSENTIAL reason — new rule by Spirit of Gospel doesn't mix with Law.
  8. 8. J-" No new S ‘ wine please; we’re old bottles. .
  9. 9. R. ALAN COLE: YHENEVER THE FRESH LIFE OF THE SPIRIT BREATHES IN THE CHURCH, THE SAME PROBLEM ARISES, AS THE CHURCH SEEKS FOR APPROPRIATE FORMS IN WHICH TO CONTAIN AND EXPRESS THE NEW LIFE, WITHOUT LOSING CONTINUITY WITH THE OLD. YET CHRISTIANITY, FOR ALL ITS OUTWARD DIFFERENCES, WAS NOT A BREACH WITH JUDAISM, BUT ITS FULFILLMENT. " / MARK (we '93), 12 I '. ' H i ’ ’ " . k‘ 4.
  10. 10. I. THE ASSOCIATION QUESTION 2:13-17 2. THETRADITION QUESTION 2:18-22 3. THE MINISTRY QUESTION 2:23 — 3:6 WHOM/ WHAT Do YOU SERVE? ”The Sabbath serves mankind; mankind does not serve the Sabbath. ”
  11. 11. .. .. .§. s§§. _. . . . . . .. . §w. § . .
  12. 12. SAB BATH _ ii I. one ofX Commandments. I‘. I 2. was 7th day for Israel b/ c God rested on 7th day. I I 3. Sunday DOES NOT replace Sabbath. 4. NEED trumps CEREMONY (see David! ).
  13. 13. IACK WELLMAN: ”BY JESUS’ DAY, THE SABBATH HAD BECOME SUCH A BURDEN THAT ALMOST ALL OF THE JEWS DREADED IT. INSTEAD OF MAKING THE SABBATH A DELIGHT FOR THE JEWS AS GOD HAD INTENDED, THEY HAD LOADED IT DOWN WITH HUNDREDS OF LAWS THAT FORBIDTHEM FROM DOING ALMOST ANYTHING. IT MADE IT NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE TO KEEP. "
  14. 14. PAUL LOUIS IVIETZGER: »; _ERTAlN RELIGIOUS LEADERSWERE ALLWORKED UP BECAUSE JESUS’ DISCIPLES WERE COLLECTING FOOD TO EAT ON THE SABBATH. JESUS EXPLAINED THAT THE WHOLE POINT OF SABBATH REST IS TO REJUVENATE PEOPLE, NOT ENSLAVE THEM. [WORK AND REST ARE] BOTH ACTIVITIES FORTHE SAKE OF RESTORING HUMAN LIFE. " HTTP: //WWW. PATHEOS. COM/ BLOGS/ UNCOMMONGODCOMMON- GOOD/2015/4/LIVE-LlFE-TO-THE-FULL-WORK-AND-REST-TO-BUILD-COMMUN| TY/
  15. 15. /"Y 1 I KARL -BARTH: IN CHURCH DOGMATICS ”MAN GOES OUTTO HIS WORK &TO HIS LABOR UNTILTHE . a:/ ENlNG"(PS. 104123); HE CAN USE HIS SENSES & UNDERSTANDING TO PERCEIVE THAT TWO &TWO MAKE FOUR, & TO WRITE POETRY, &TO THINK, &TO MAKE MUSIC, &TO EAT & DRINK &TO BE FILLED WITH JOY & OFTEN WITH SORROW, & TO LOVE & SOMETIMES TO HATE, & TO BE YOUNG &TO GROW OLD, & ALL WITHIN HIS OWN EXPERIENCE AND ACTIVITY . . . WITH HEAD UPLIFTED, AND THE HEART FREE AND THE CONSCIENCE AT REST . . . THETRUE GOD, WHO IS UNCONDITIONALLY THE LORD, ALLOWS HIM TO BETHETHING FOR WHICH HE CREATED HIM. ”
  16. 16. ‘.1 CONFLICT CREEP I. v. 6—scribes question within. 2. v. I6—scribes inquire ofJesus’disciples. 3. v. I8—people inquire ofJesus. 4. v. 24—Pharisees inquire ofJesus. 5. v. 3:I—ff Pharisees ”watch”Jesus to catch and accuse him.
  17. 17. R. ALAN COLE: '’IT WAS, IN THE LAST RESORT, THE PROFESSIONAL JEALOUSY OF THE THEOLOGIANS OF ISRAELTHAT HOUNDED JESUS TO DEATH. NONE WERE SO BLIND AS THOSE WHO BOASTED THEMSELVES OF THEIR THEOLOGICAL lNSlGHT. ” MARK IIVP '93), I28.
  18. 18. TO THIN K ABOUT 1. With whom do I associate for the sake of Jesus? 2. Practicing _1__ thwarts myjoy in serving Jesus. ‘ I 1 _ _ _‘ . ..-. 9'. Y-. g-. -.T. .‘T_‘. _.; ._. .§-; ... _,. .~. ._. L.u. s.. .., =.. ..r. := = .‘. -,. _,_= .—. s.. .-. ¢=: ... =-. :(4-; _-; J;, ,— - 3. Practicing __ hinders me from serving others. _ :1; 4. yvg Zgrfi-ye-a__
  19. 19. WHILE THE CROWDS EMBRACED JESUS, THE RELIGIOUS ELITE OPPOSED HIM. WHILE THE CROWDS SOUGHT TO HEAR JESUS, THE RELIGIOUS ELITE SOUGHT TO KILL HIM. WHILE THE CROWDS WERE AMAZED AT JESUS'TEACHlNG, 3 THE RELIGIOUS ELITE RAGED AT HIS DISDAIN FOR THEIR CHERISHED TRADITIONS.
  20. 20. SALVATION IS GOD'S BLESSING TO US. NOT TO HOARD BUT TO SHARE.

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