Sunday, February 16, 2020
Witness to Jews Mark 6 & 7
Youth worship team:
I reach out to you
I will rejoice in the simple gospel
Reading through the book of Mark
Then he went around among the villages and taught. And wherever he would go – into villages, towns, or countryside – they would place the sick in the marketplaces, and would ask him if they could just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed.
Mark 6:6, 56 NET
Johnny Dodsworth pastor www.EasTview.org
Jesus is teaching with authority. Healing people. Sends his disciples out.
Who do we say Jesus is?
Jesus had a different leadership style. We're all leaders. Parents. Church. Leadership is influence. Influence is leadership.
Coaching 3 and 4 year olds in soccer is chaotic. They played ring around the roses any time.
They needed to be contained within the field.
Herod had a banquet and John's head comes off.
Jesus teaches the crowd and feeds them miraculously.
The crowd had religious, regional and Roman leaders but Jesus says they need a shepherd that stays with the sheep at all times. They need someone to take care of them.
Send them away so that they can go into the surrounding countryside and villages and buy something for themselves to eat." But he answered them, "You give them something to eat." And they said, "Should we go and buy bread for two hundred silver coins and give it to them to eat?" They all ate and were satisfied, and they picked up the broken pieces and fish that were left over, twelve baskets full.
Mark 6:36-37, 42-43 NET
Jesus is the shepherd by teaching and providing for them. Jesus enters into our lives. Not make more rules. Not legalism.
Washing hands had nothing to do with cleanliness only rituals. A fence by the religious leaders.
God wants a shepherd not a fence.
He said to them, "Isaiah prophesied correctly about you hypocrites, as it is written: ' This people honors me with their lips, but their heart is far from me . He also said to them, "You neatly reject the commandment of God in order to set up your tradition. There is nothing outside of a person that can defile him by going into him. Rather, it is what comes out of a person that defiles him."
Mark 7:6, 9, 15 NET
We're sheep. I don't want to be a pharisee.
What ways does Jesus want you to go? Witness to someone.
How does Jesus want you to lead and shepherd? Take an awkward person for coffee.