The Few and the Many (Mark 3:7-19)
Topic: Sermons Passage: Mark 3:7–3:19
I hope you were blessed by last Sunday’s celebration of our 25th Anniversary. Many thanks to Cici Palmé and Dave Dorst for all their hard work (BTW, the link to the slide show is now posted on Realm and in our Facebook group). I was greatly appreciative that Ligon Duncan made time in his super busy schedule to be with us. And every time I think back to Mark & Phoebe Rist’s recitation of our church history, my eyes start sweating (“I’m not crying!”). God has greatly blessed this church and I hope you are able to see and feel that personally.
Back to the present. This week we’ll see how Jesus focuses in on broken people. In our passage for this week, Mark 3:7-19, Jesus is confronted with a variety of broken, weak, and sinful people. Some of them He heals. Some of them He silences. And some of them He calls. Some of us have been healed, but many more of us still need healing. Some of us have fallen to the “spirit of the age” and all of the evil, unclean, and false spirits of our lives and culture need to be silenced. Some of us have been called, but we’re not sure how to respond, and there are so many more who can, should, and need to be called.
And I hope the lesson for us is that we would know where we fit into all of this. Are we broken? Are we listening to the wrong voices? Are we called? These are all important questions … both then and now. And the implications that arise from the answers to these questions may take us by surprise. Which should make it very interesting. See you Sunday, Dr. Dave