The Works of Jesus, Part 3

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The Works of Jesus, Part 3

  1. 1. Jesus Brings New Beginnings Mark 2:13-21
  2. 2. A re-MARK-able Gospel!• In John, we learned about Jesus through His statements of self disclosure• In Matthew, we learned about Jesus through His teaching• In Mark, we’re learning about Jesus through what He DOES!
  3. 3. Jesus brings new beginnings:1. To people who’ve been bamboozled by worn-out religion
  4. 4. Jesus brings new beginnings:1. To people who’ve been bamboozled by worn-out religion 5 conflicts between Jesus and worn-out religion: 1) A paralytic party- crasher
  5. 5. Jesus brings new beginnings:1. To people who’ve been bamboozled by worn-out religion – Healing happens where Jesus’ true identity is recognized
  6. 6. Jesus brings new beginnings:1. To people who’ve been bamboozled by worn-out religion The faith of the four: – Works by love – Creatively determined – Focused on Jesus
  7. 7. Jesus brings new beginnings:1. To people who’ve been bamboozled by worn-out religion – Healing happens when God’s forgiveness is flowing
  8. 8. Jesus brings new beginnings:1. To people who’ve been bamboozled by worn-out religion Jesus forgives AND heals! Jesus undoes what sin has done to us!
  9. 9. Jesus brings new beginnings:2. To people who’ve been abandoned by worn-out religion
  10. 10. Jesus brings new beginnings:2. To people who’ve been abandoned by worn-out religion 5 conflicts between Jesus and worn-out religion: 2) Matthew’s farewell party
  11. 11. Jesus brings new beginnings:2. To people who’ve been abandoned by worn-out religion – Inside a flawed exterior Jesus sees a masterpiece of God’s grace
  12. 12. Jesus brings new beginnings:2. To people who’ve been abandoned by worn-out religion Worn-out religion loves people after they’ve been cleaned up, but Jesus loves people while they’re still messed-up!
  13. 13. Jesus brings new beginnings:2. To people who’ve been abandoned by worn-out religion Matthew, a trophy of God’s grace!
  14. 14. Jesus brings new beginnings3. To people who’ve been bummed-out by worn-out religion
  15. 15. Jesus brings new beginnings3. To people who’ve been bummed-out by worn-out religion 5 conflicts between Jesus and worn-out religion: 3) A fuss over fasting
  16. 16. Jesus brings new beginnings3. To people who’ve been bummed-out by worn-out religion – Jesus’ presence brings joyful new beginnings
  17. 17. Jesus brings new beginnings3. To people who’ve been bummed-out by worn-out religion – Jesus’ presence brings new structures
  18. 18. Jesus brings new beginnings3. To people who’ve been bummed-out by worn-out religion – Jesus’ presence brings explosive new growth
  19. 19. Jesus brings new beginnings4. To people who’ve been burdened by worn- out religion
  20. 20. Jesus brings new beginnings4. To people who’ve been burdened by worn- out religion 5 conflicts between Jesus and worn-out religion: 4) Words over worship
  21. 21. Jesus brings new beginnings4. To people who’ve been burdened by worn- out religion – Jesus’ presence makes worship a blessing
  22. 22. Jesus brings new beginnings4. To people who’ve been burdened by worn- out religion “Come unto me, you who are weary and heavy laden, My yoke is easy and My burden is light.”
  23. 23. Jesus brings new beginnings5. To people who’ve been abused by worn- out religion
  24. 24. Jesus brings new beginnings5. To people who’ve been abused by worn- out religion 5 conflicts between Jesus and worn-out religion: 5) A hassle over healing
  25. 25. Jesus brings new beginnings5. To people who’ve been abused by worn- out religion – Jesus cares about giving people real help, not religious rituals
  26. 26. Jesus brings new beginnings5. To people who’ve been abused by worn- out religion “Go and learn what this means: I desire mercy, not sacrifice.” Mt. 9:13
  27. 27. Let’s quit worn-out religion and join the Jesus movement, instead!

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