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.
|Overcoming Agnostic Living (Mark 12:24)||Doug Van Meter||16 Feb 2020||Watch||Listen|
|So Close, and Yet? (Mark 12:28–34)||Doug Van Meter||23 Feb 2020||Watch||Listen|
|Accurate, but Inadequate (Mark 12:35–37)||Doug Van Meter||19 Apr 2020||Watch||Listen|
|A Christian’s Two-Cents’ Worth (Mark 12:38–44)||Doug Van Meter||26 Apr 2020||Watch||Listen|
|This is Not the End (Mark 13:1–13)||Doug Van Meter||3 May 2020||Watch||Listen|
|The Beginning of the End (Mark 13:14–23)||Doug Van Meter||10 May 2020||Watch||Listen|
|The End of the Beginning (Mark 13:24–31)||Doug Van Meter||17 May 2020||Watch||Listen|
|Stay Awake (Mark 13:32–37)||Doug Van Meter||24 May 2020||Watch||Listen|
|How to Waste Your Life (Mark 14:1–14)||Doug Van Meter||7 Jun 2020||Watch||Listen|
|More than a Picture (Mark 14:12–26)||Doug Van Meter||14 Jun 2020||Watch||Listen|