Paul makes clear that Jesus came not to abolish the Law but to fulfill it. At the end of the second chapter of the Gospel of Mark, Jesus dismantles the Pharisees’ legalistic rituals around the Sabbath and shows how he fulfills the Fourth Commandment as the Lord of the Sabbath.
Jesus was extremely artful in elocution. His use of illustrations and allegories help us, even 2,000 years later, to better understand the Gospel. In this sermon I get real personal by looking at the wineskins and patches in this congregation.
Jesus makes plain and clear that his ministry is to liberate sinners from bondage to unrighteousness. No other disciple of Jesus can speak to this first hand than Levi.
Everyone has friends, and very often we cannot get through life without them. This was especially true for one paralytic, whose four friends lowered him from the roof of Peter’s house just to be healed by Jesus. In this sermon I discuss what it means to be a faith-filled person.
About the Series
The Gospel of Mark was composed to the glory of God and for the Church as a witness to the selfless, sinless life of the Son of Man.