ACTIONS FOR ALL
#7 of 16
(These are outlines which are more suited for Sunday School and Bible Study than preaching. Most of these outlines are not alliterated.)
In Mark 7 Jesus is found taking action in some way with those He comes in contact with. One of the most significant actions he took was confronting the Pharisees about their traditions.
1. From the Panel - Vs. 1
2. About the Disciples - Vs. 2
3. Concerning Their Traditions - Vss. 3-5
The traditions were oral laws delivered by well-known rabbis. They were
compiled in a book called the Mishna. The Mishna was said to be "a fence
around the law", supposedly keeping Jews from violating God's Word.
Instead the Mishna ended up giving the Jews excuses for violating God's
1. Hypocrisy of lip service - Vs. 6
1. God's Teaching - Vs. 10
2. Man's Tradition - Vss. 11-12
According to the rabbis, a man could neglect the care of his parents by
claiming that he was setting the resources aside as a gift to God.
See Matthew for another example
Jesus pointed out that defilement is in the heart and comes out in our behavior.
Matthew - …O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt…