Mark 2:13 - 3:35
The struggle for power
Jesus' authority - leading to opposition
Mark 2:13-17 - Jesus having lunch with sinners
Mark 2: 18-22 - Fasting laws - Why? Authority and power struggle
Mark 2:23-27 - Picking grain on the Sabbath
Mark 3:1-6 - Healing on the Sabbath - opposed
Mark 3:6 - plot to get back their 'authority'
Lord, liar or lunatic.
Authority, deceiver or lost grip on reality
Mark 3:22 - battle for authority and power
Their hope is to discredit or kill
We all want our power and authority before God, Mark 1:15
Repent and Believe, the King has come.
Mark 2:17 - Jesus is the sin doctor
calling the NEW Kingdom
Mark 3:7-10, 13-19.
the evil spirits acknowledge who Jesus is.
Mark 3:28-29 - avoid at all costs, rejecting the Holy Spirit is unforgivable
How do We Respond? - question, deny or submit to God
Pride leads to sin. Jesus invites us all to freedom.
Mark 3:33-36 - Rely on Jesus