by admin | 10 Feb 2019
Almost everything Jesus did and said was scandalous to those who would not repent and believe on him. This remains true today—at least for those who, like the scribes and Pharisees, were self-righteous. The self-righteous are offended by the message and ministry of Jesus because he is merciful only to those who are not righteous; he heals only those who acknowledge that they are not well. The new thing in Christianity is not the doctrine that God saves sinners. No Jew would have denied that. It is the assertion that God loves and saves them as sinners that is the authentic and glorious doctrine of true Christianity in any age.
Scripture References: Mark 2:13-17
An exposition of the Gospel of Mark by Doug Van Meter.
|On the Road with Jesus (Mark 10:28–34)||Doug Van Meter||6 Oct 2019||Watch||Listen|
|The Redemptive Power of Self-Giving (Mark 10:35–45)||Doug Van Meter||13 Oct 2019||Watch||Listen|
|A Model Disciple (Mark 10:46–52)||Doug Van Meter||20 Oct 2019||Watch||Listen|
|Messianic Expectations (Mark 11:1–11)||Doug Van Meter||3 Nov 2019||Watch||Listen|
|Cleaning House (Mark 11:12–26)||Doug Van Meter||10 Nov 2019||Watch||Listen|
|Have Faith in God (Mark 11:20–26)||Doug Van Meter||17 Nov 2019||Watch||Listen|
|The Authority of Jesus (Mark 11:27–33)||Doug Van Meter||19 Jan 2020||Watch||Listen|
|God’s Love for His Vineyard (Mark 12:1–12)||Doug Van Meter||26 Jan 2020||Watch||Listen|
|Both Sides of the Coin (Mark 12:13–17)||Doug Van Meter||2 Feb 2020||Watch||Listen|
|Sad, You See (Mark 12:18–27)||Doug Van Meter||9 Feb 2020||Watch||Listen|