The Hatred of Christ’s Lordship is not New (Mark 2:23-3:6)

Tony FelichTony Felich, April 17, 2011
Part of the Exposition of The Gospel of Mark series, preached at a Morning Worship service

Jesus authoritatively brings the Kingdom of God by exposing the self-righteousness and self-interest of those who were supposed correctly handle the Word of God.
I. The lordship of Christ is on full display in Mark
A. Lord over satan
B. Lord over demons
C. Lord over sickness
D. Lord over sin
E. Lord over human authorities and traditions
F. Lord over Scripture
II. The lordship of Christ shown by his interpretation of Scripture
III. The lordship of Christ always garners hatred and opposition
IV. Is Jesus your Lord?


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Mark 2:23-3:6

23 One Sabbath he was going through the grainfields, and as they made their way, his disciples began to pluck heads of grain. 24 And the Pharisees were saying to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?” 25 And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did, when he was in need and was hungry, he and those who were with him: 26 how he entered the house of God, in the time of Abiathar the high priest, and ate the bread of the Presence, which it is not lawful for any but the priests to eat, and also gave it to those who were with him?” 27 And he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. 28 So the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.”

3:1 Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there with a withered hand. And they watched Jesus, to see whether he would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse him. And he said to the man with the withered hand, “Come here.” And he said to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do harm, to save life or to kill?” But they were silent. And he looked around at them with anger, grieved at their hardness of heart, and said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” He stretched it out, and his hand was restored. The Pharisees went out and immediately held counsel with the Herodians against him, how to destroy him. (ESV)

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