Sunday, May 30, 2010

Sermon Notes from Sunday 5.30.10

These are the notes from my sermon on Sunday.  As always, you can find the sermon audio at  Thanks!

Jesus and the Agenda
Mark 3.7-21, 31-35

Agenda:  Call people to Himself
  • The crowds were interested in what He did, not what He said.
  • Those who desire His activity but not Him find themselves at a distance from Him.
  • He is merciful but desires that His kindness lead us to repentance.
  • In repentance, we turn from one thing to something else – from sinful idolatry to God.
  • Jesus came that people might be rightly related to God (1 Peter 3.18).

Agenda:  Send out His People
  • He calls people to Himself with a purpose.
  • That purpose:  be with Him and minister for Him.
  • Your authority in the Kingdom is directly related to your closeness with the King.
  • Objection:  isn’t this for the twelve apostles, not for me?
  • Answer:  everyone is called to be with Him and go for Him.
  • Caution:  going for Him does not mean you are His.

Agenda:  Create a New Family
  • Society:  the family is primary and indispensable.
  • Religion:  the gatekeepers were no longer in charge.
  • Relationship:  the history they had became a stumbling block.
  • Context:  the message was completely foreign.
  • Even if your family follows Him too, His call to obey will strain you.
  • He is creating a new family with a new Father.

Jesus’ Agenda:  Draw people to Himself to send them out in ministry to create a new family.

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