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.
|When the Music Fades (Mark 14:27–31)||Doug Van Meter||21 Jun 2020||Watch||Listen|
|The Garden of Grief (Mark 14:32–42)||Doug Van Meter||28 Jun 2020||Watch||Listen|
|All Alone (Mark 14:43–52)||Doug Van Meter||5 Jul 2020||Watch||Listen|
|The Faithful and True Witness (Mark 14:53–65)||Doug Van Meter||12 Jul 2020||Watch||Listen|
|Tried by the Fire (Mark 14:66–72)||Doug Van Meter||19 Jul 2020||Watch||Listen|
|The Silence of the Lamb (Mark 15:1–15)||Doug Van Meter||16 Aug 2020||Watch||Listen|
|The King’s Cross (Mark 15:16–32)||Doug Van Meter||23 Aug 2020||Watch||Listen|
|He Said, “No” (Mark 15:23)||Doug Van Meter||30 Aug 2020||Watch||Listen|
|God’s Son is Dying (Mark 15:33–39)||Doug Van Meter||6 Sep 2020||Watch||Listen|
|What Difference Does It Make? (Mark 15:39)||Doug Van Meter||13 Sep 2020||Watch||Listen|