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Mark 7:24-30

Jesus took the disciples to a gentile region right after he taught about external ritual not being able to make someone unclean. While there, he interacted with a Gentile woman who showed that her lack of external ritual had no bering on the fruit coming out of her heart. She was full of humble faith that hoped in Jesus. How…

Mark 6:53-7:23

Jesus denounced the Pharisees for being more interested in following the traditions of man than obeying the Law of God. The Pharisees were guilty of making their religious ritual an end in itself instead of a means to an end. They wanted the appearance of being clean before God without regard for the heart reality. Jesus makes it clear that…

Mark 6:31-52

The focus of this sermon was on the connection between the two accounts in these verses: Jesus sending the disciples out as representatives, and Herod beheading John the Baptist. The connection is found in that Mark is reminding us that John is the fulfillment of the Elijah figure to come and in that reminder sending us back to Malachi chapter…

Mark 6:7-30 – Jesus calls for division

The main point of this sermon was that Jesus calls for a division in humanity between those who accept Jesus and those who reject Jesus. That does not mean that those who accept Jesus should shun or avoid those who reject Jesus. Rather, that repentance and acceptance of Jesus marks the dividing line between those who will be accepted by God…