The Greatest Commandment in Action (Mark 12:28-44)

14Jul

What does living the Greatest Commandment look like? Jesus follows up the conversation with the scribe with a question about the identity and authority of the Messiah. He then attacks the scribes religious pride, arrogance and abuses. Then, finally, Jesus observes a poor widow who give her all. To live the Greatest Commandment is to Embrace the Greater King, Repent of Pride and Arrogance, and Make the Greater Sacrifice.

It’s Not About Taxes (Mark 12:13-17)

30Jun

When Jesus is asked a question about paying taxes, his opponents think they have him cornered. It doesn't matter if he answers the question with a yes or no, the results will play into their agenda. You would think by now they would have learned that trying to trap Jesus in a polarized debate just wouldn't work...you would think.

The Conflict of Authority (Mark 11:27-12:12)

24Jun

As soon as Jesus arrives in Jerusalem the conflicts begin. The chief priests, scribes and elders want to know what gives Jesus the right to do what he's doing. They ask him a question. He asks them a question. Nobody answers any of the questions. The question is, who is in charge around here?

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