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The Gospel According to Jesus: Session #15 - Mark 3:20

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The Gospel According to Jesus: Session #15 - Mark 3:20

  1. 1. Mark 3:20-30.
  2. 2. The Process…1. Read, Tell & Check (Information)2. Ask Questions (Interpretation)3. Plan/Practice/Pray (Action)
  3. 3. The Process… Plan, Read, Practice, Tell & Pray Check Ask Questions
  4. 4. 20 Then they went home and a large crowdcame together once again so that theyweren’t even able to eat food. 21 Butwhen his family heard about this they setout with the intention of restraining himbecause they said, “He really is out of hismind.”
  5. 5. 22 The scribes who came down fromJerusalem said, “He is possessed byBeelzebub and casts out demons by theprince of demons.” 23 He called to themand said this to them in parables. “How canSatan cast out Satan? 24 If a kingdom isdivided against itself how is it possible forthat kingdom to stand?
  6. 6. 26 And if Satan really has risen up againsthimself and has been divided he is not ableto stand. His end has come. 27 Whensomeone enters the house of a strong manhe is not able to plunder his goods unlesshe first binds the strong man. Only thenwill he be able to plunder his house.
  7. 7. 28 Truly I say to you, there is forgiveness forall kinds of sins and whatever blasphemy theymight commit will be forgiven regardless ofwhat they might be 29 but whoeverblasphemes against the Holy Spirit can neverbe forgiven but rather is in danger of eternaljudgment. 30 This was because they said thathe had an unclean spirit.
  8. 8. The Process… Plan, Read, Practice, Tell & Pray Check Ask Questions
  9. 9. The Q…1. What has God told us here?2. What if this happened in me?3. What do I need to do about this?
  10. 10. What has he told us?• Jesus went home and was greeted by a large crowd who he ministered to, delaying mealtime.• His family worried for his wellbeing given his current focus on ministry.• A group of teachers came down from Jerusalem and told people Jesus supernatural power over demons was itself demonic.
  11. 11. What has he told us?• Jesus explained the nonsense of this position by referencing common infighting examples in national and family life.• Jesus explained that forgiveness is always on offer, but some postures of heart lock it out of being received.
  12. 12. The Big Picture...
  13. 13. If it happened to me?
  14. 14. 20 Then they went home and a large crowdcame together once again so that theyweren’t even able to eat food.
  15. 15. What are you opting in to?
  16. 16. 21 But when his family heard about thisthey set out with the intention ofrestraining him because they said, “Hereally is out of his mind.”
  17. 17. Have you lost your crazy?
  18. 18. 22 The scribes who came down fromJerusalem said, “He is possessed byBeelzebub and casts out demons by theprince of demons.”
  19. 19. What is pressing your buttons?
  20. 20. 27 When someone enters the house of astrong man he is not able to plunder hisgoods unless he first binds the strongman. Only then will he be able to plunderhis house.
  21. 21. What’s your Strong Man?
  22. 22. 28 Truly I say to you, there is forgiveness forall kinds of sins and whatever blasphemy theymight commit will be forgiven regardless ofwhat they might be 29 but whoeverblasphemes against the Holy Spirit can neverbe forgiven but rather is in danger of eternaljudgment. 30 This was because they said thathe had an unclean spirit.
  23. 23. You committed it, didn’t you?
  24. 24. The Process… Plan, Read, Practice, Tell & Pray Check Ask Questions
  25. 25. What do I need to do?1. Plan: What am I going to do?2. Practice: You have permission to be terrible for a while!3. Pray: Ask God to help you
  26. 26. And You?

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