Grace Bible Church
Robert R. McLaughlin
July 9, 2020
Pastor Rick Kabrick
The LORD forgives and forgets our trespasses. HE only commands us to forgive others. Mark CH 3-5.re is a consistent Harmony in the Gospels. Although attempts by skeptics abound they all fail to show disparity.
Mark was the younger cousin of Barnabas, who was one of the leaders of the Church in Antioch.
Don’t hold grudges! If we can be forgiven of our Sins, we too can forgive. And here’s an interesting thing, the LORD forgives and forgets our trespasses. HE only commands us to forgive others.
Those people are rare because usually everyone is looking out for themselves. But to have someone who makes others look good, that is a rare thing. I think of the military, maybe the corporate world as well, sports.
Mark was the personal assistant to some very important people in the Bible. One of course was Peter. One was Barnabas, one was the Apostle Paul.
Strictly speaking, Jesus does not clearly abolish the Sabbath. HE reminded the Jews that “the Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath” we read that in MAR 2:27.
Jesus was grieved at the hardness of the Pharisees’ hearts, for they lacked love for those suffering.
COL 2:16-17, Therefore no one is to act as your judge in regard to food or drink or in respect to a festival or a new moon or a Sabbath day things which are a mere shadow of what is to come; but the substance belongs to Christ.
CH 1: John tells of One who will baptize not with water, but with the Holy Spirit.
Jesus is baptized beginning HIS earthly Ministry.
John is imprisoned.
Jesus preaches the kingdom of GOD.
HE chooses finds Simon and Andrew James and John as HIS disciples.
Jesus drives out a demon, heals Peter’s mother-in-law, heals a leper.
CH 2: Jesus heals the paralytic carried by four men, and the scribes object.
Levi (Matthew) the tax collector is called as a disciple.
Jesus says he did not come to call the righteous to repentance, but sinners. Jesus and his disciples are criticized by plucking heads of grain on the Sabbath.
Jesus says the Sabbath was made for man, and that the Son of Man is the Lord of the Sabbath.
It is interesting that they had faith that HE could heal that wasn’t the issue, they just wanted HIM to do it on the Sabbath so they could accuse HIM of a violation.
So much like the government programs today. Designed only to slow the bleeding but not to make anything any better.
Simon (Peter), and James, and John sons of Zebedee “Sons of Thunder”); Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Zealot; and Judas Iscariot.
This is a very important event, here is the introduction to and the formation of the R. F. of GOD. It also is an important point again that Mary had other children.
HE started from something which all men could see right in front of them, to get to the things that are invisible. HE started from something which all men knew to get to something which they had not yet realized.
Well, the question is plain, which one are you?
Which one am I.
Moses was said to be the meekest man on the face of the earth…but meekness is not weakness, in fact it is strength under control.
Sometimes weather predictions can be fairly accurate for the short term, but there is no such system for our lives. Not even in the short term. That’s why we live life for HIM one day at a time…
The one thing these demons did not want to happen was for the LORD to make them inactive. Which of course HE could have done.
MAT 8:29-20 describes it this way: 29 “What do you want with us, Son of God?” they shouted. “Have you come here to torture us before the appointed time?”
So, get the picture here, a mass of people, a mass of people all pushing, shoving, shouting.
Jesus is walking with HIS disciples and this official Jairus which probably causes even more curiosity.