Mark 7

ACTIONS FOR ALL

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(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.

I. THE PHARISEES - CONFRONTATION - Vss. 1-13

A.   THE QUESTION FOR JESUS - Vss. 1-5

 

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

          Word.

B.   THE PROBLEM IDENTIFIED - Vss. 6-8

 

1.     Hypocrisy of lip service - Vs. 6

 

  1. Replacing of God's Word with Man's Tradition - Vss. 7-8

C.   AN EXAMPLE GIVEN - Vss. 9-13

 

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 23:23 for another example

  1. The Sad Result - Vs. 13

II. THE PEOPLE - WARNING - Vss. 14-16

A.   CALL TO HEAR - Vss. 14, 16

B.   CLARIFICATION - Vs. 15

  

III. THE DISICIPLES - EXPLANATION - Vss. 17-23

A.   QUESTION AND REBUKE - Vss. 17-18

  

B.   THE ROUTE OF FOOD - Vss. 18-19

  

C.   THE CONDITION OF THE HEART - Vss. 20-23

Jesus pointed out that defilement is in the heart and comes out in our behavior.

 

IV. THE GENTILE WOMAN - CHALLENGE - Vss. 24-30

 

A.  THE CIRCUMSTANCES - Vss. 24-26

B.  THE MILD REBUKE - Vs. 27

C.  THE EVIDENT FAITH - Vs. 28

D.   THE GREAT RESULT - Vss. 29-30

Matthew 15:28 - …O woman, great is thy faith: be it unto thee even as thou wilt…

V. THE SICK MAN - COMPASSION - Vss. 31-37

A.  BROUGHT BY FRIENDS - Vss. 31-32

B.  TAKEN ASIDE AND HEALED BY JESUS - Vss. 33-35

C.  REPORTED BY ALL - Vss. 36-37

 

 

 

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