The Gospel According To Jesus: Session #13 - Mark 3:7-12
MATTHEW’S BIG HOUSE ROMAN ROAD WHEAT FIELDS SYNAGOGUE PETER’S NOT SO BIG HOUSE SEA OF GALILEEMATTHEW’S CAPERNAUMTOLL BOOTH and the events of Mark 2-3
MATTHEW’S BIG HOUSE ROMAN ROAD WHEAT FIELDS 2:1 A few days later Jesus entered Capernaum and it became known that he was at home. So many gathered… SYNAGOGUE PETER’S NOT SO BIG HOUSE SEA OF GALILEEMATTHEW’STOLL BOOTH
MATTHEW’S BIG HOUSE ROMAN ROAD WHEAT FIELDS SYNAGOGUE PETER’S NOT SO BIG HOUSE SEA OF GALILEE He went out by the seaside againMATTHEW’S and when the whole crowd came toTOLL BOOTH him, he taught them.
MATTHEW’S BIG HOUSE ROMAN ROAD WHEAT FIELDS SYNAGOGUE PETER’S NOT SO BIG HOUSE SEA OF GALILEEMATTHEW’S He went on from there and saw LeviTOLL BOOTH (Matthew) sitting at his tax booth….
MATTHEW’S BIG HOUSE ROMAN ROAD Later he was having dinner at Matthew’s house and many tax collectors and sinners were eating at the table with him and the disciples. SYNAGOGUE PETER’S NOT SO BIG HOUSE SEA OF GALILEEMATTHEW’STOLL BOOTH
MATTHEW’S BIG HOUSE ROMAN ROAD Now the disciples of John and the Pharisees used to observe the fast ? days, so some people came to Jesus and asked, “Why do John’s….. But SYNAGOGUE your disciples do not fast?” PETER’S NOT SO BIG HOUSE SEA OF GALILEETOLL BOOTH
MATTHEW’S BIG HOUSE ROMAN ROAD On one occasion he was walking through the wheat fields and his disciples began to pick ears of wheat. The Pharisees said to him, SYNAGOGUE “Look, why are they doing what is PETER’S NOT unlawful on the Sabbath?” SO BIG HOUSE SEA OF GALILEETOLL BOOTH
MATTHEW’S BIG HOUSE ROMAN ROAD He went into the synagogue again and there was a man there who had a withered hand. Jesus was being watched to see if he would heal on SYNAGOGUE the Sabbath……….the Pharisees went PETER’S NOT out and immediately discussed with SO BIG HOUSE the Herodians how they might kill him. SEA OF GALILEETOLL BOOTH
MATTHEW’S BIG HOUSE ROMAN ROAD Jesus and his disciples withdrew to the sea and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, also from………. SYNAGOGUE PETER’S NOT SO BIG HOUSE SEA OF GALILEETOLL BOOTH
MARK 3:7Jesus and his disciples withdrew to the sea
….and a great multitude from Galilee followed him, also from Judea and Jerusalem, Idumea, from beyond the Jordan and around Tyre and Sidon.
SIDON - around three to four days travelling. TYRE – around two plus days travelling. GALILEE up to 1.5 days travelling. EAST JORDAN – around two to three days travelling.JUDEA at least three or four days travelling. JERUSALEM three to four days travelling.IDUMEA five to six days travelling
Such a great multitude came because they heard aboutthe great things he had been doing.
And he told the disciples to make ready a boat for him to use because of the crowds so that they would not crush him.
Jesus and his disciples withdrew tothe sea and a great multitude fromGalilee followed him, also from……….
and when evil spirits saw him they fell down before himand cried out, “You are the Son of God.”He rebuked them strongly so thatthey would not make him known.
Because he had healed so manythat all who had diseases pressed in around him trying to touch him.
The set of “movie scenes” we could make based onALL the information1. Jesus healed a man with a withered hand in the synagogue on the Sabbath.2. The Pharisees and Herodians had been watching him began to plan how to kill him.3. Crowds of people who had come from every part of the close and neighbouring regions because they had heard what Jesus was doing were waiting for Jesus to come out of the synagogue4. Jesus left the synagogue with his disciples and went down to the edge of the Sea of Galilee.
The set of “movie scenes” we could make based onALL the information5. People began to press around him trying to touch him so that they could be healed.6. People possessed by demons fell down when they saw him and yelled out that Jesus was the Son of God.7. Jesus strongly rebuked the demons to prevent them from making him known.8. Jesus asked the disciples to get a boat ready for him to use – presumably to end the time of healing and begin a time of teaching.
Take a look at the people groupsrepresented in this story1. JESUS – representing the nature and purpose of God.2. PHARISEES AND HERODIANS representing the incumbent status and power groups3. PEOPLE FROM EVERYWHERE representing people from everywhere who are coming to Jesus because someone who has known Jesus has told them what he has done.
Take a look at the people groupsrepresented in this story4. PEOPLE RECEIVING HEALING people willing to come to Jesus in the hope that they will be made well.5. PEOPLE WITH DEMONS people imprisoned by adversarial evil presence in their lives, but wanting to get within the sphere of Jesus direct authority so that the oppression can be lifted.6. DISCIPLES - learning the ways of the kingdom from Jesus by following him, watching and listening and helping him with the work.
PLAN 1. God wants to heal people whoPRACTICE are sick.PRAY 2. God wants to set people free who are spiritually oppressed 3. God wants to use me to proclaim his desire to heal and set free. 4. This ministry is only possible through the presence and power of Jesus through the Holy Spirit.
PLAN 1. Getting from some faith toPRACTICE more faith.PRAY 2. Stepping beyond my comfort zone to do things that allow God to have his way (faith). 3. Deep practice.