MARK 2

9 Outlines

 

THE GREAT DIAGNOSTICIAN

Mark 2:1-12

 

As God Jesus knows the secrets of men's hearts.

Therefore, he can diagnose exactly where a person is in his Spiritual walk.

 

JESUS CAN DIAGNOSE FAITH Vss. 1-5a

JESUS CAN DIAGNOSE SPIRITUAL NEED Vs. 5b

JESUS CAN DIAGNOSE AN ATTITUDE OF UNBELIEF Vss. 6-12

 

 

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Mark 2:1-12

JESUS AT WORK

 

JESUS' PROCLAMATION - He Preached the Word! - Vss. 1-2

JESUS' PLEASURE - The faith of those who brought the sick man. - Vss. 3-5

JESUS' PRONOUNCEMENTS - He proclaimed forgiveness and healing. - Vss. 5-11

JESUS' POWER - The sick man was healed. - Vs. 12

 

 

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Mark 2:1-12

THE BELOVED PHYSICIAN

 

HIS METHOD - Vss. 1-2 - He preached the word.

HIS MESSAGE - Vss. 3-5 - Forgiveness

HIS MAJESTY - Vss. 6-12 - He forgave and He healed.

 

 

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Mark 2:1-12

WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR

 

Amos 3:3 - Can two walk together, except they be agreed?

 

Here is a situation when friends did the best they could do for their buddy. They brought him to Jesus!

 

DIFFICULT SITUATION - Vss. 1-3

 

DILIGENT FRIENDS - Vs. 4

 

DECISIVE PROCLAMATION - Vs. 5

 

DOUBTFUL CRITICS - Vss. 6-7

 

DEFINITIVE RESPONSE - Vss. 8-12   

 

 

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Mark 2:13-17

LOVING THE SINNER

 

We are generally kind to those we truly love.  We express our loving kindness in many ways.  Sometimes we do nice things for the ones we love. Sometimes we listen carefully to those we love.

Sometimes we rejoice or weep with those we love. Sometimes we give gifts to those we love.

 

It is usually easiest to love those who love us, or who have been kind to us.

Jesus showed his love to sinners (That includes all of us. Isaiah 64:6).

 

INVITATION TO SINNERS - Vss. 13-14

As Jesus traveled, He went by a tax collector named Levi, or Matthew.  The Jews hated tax collectors because they worked for the occupying Roman Government. They were considered to be traitors.  The tax collectors were considered traitors.

 

Jesus invited Levi to follow Him. I believe that this was first an invitation to salvation. Jesus and His followers were constantly giving invitations for people to trust Him as Savior. John 3:16, Matthew 11:28, Acts 16:31, Revelation 22:17

 

The invitation to Levi was also an invitation to discipleship. He became one of the twelve apostles.

True salvation is followed by discipleship. Luke 9:23-26

 

INVOLVEMENT WITH SINNERS - Vs. 15

Jesus ate a meal with those who were noted publicans (tax collectors) and sinners.

He associated with them so He could reach them.

As Christians we should isolate ourselves from the sinful habits of the world, not doing what the world does. 2 Corinthians 6:14-17, 1 John 2:15-16

However, we should not isolate ourselves from contact with unsaved people. We need to involve ourselves with the unsaved by:

 

Having them visit our homes and visiting their homes.

Giving them a helping hand in times of need.

Allowing them to help you.

Telling them how Christ changed your life.

Inviting them to church.

 

In our previous church in Fonda, New York, there was a coffee shop across the street from the church.  I often went there for coffee.  I became a friend with several people, especially a man named Seymour.  I became Seymour's friend.  We even went to Seymour's and wife Marge's surprise 40 wedding anniversary party. I was able to listen to Seymour and to give him some advice.  Eventually, Seymour and Marge started coming to church. He came to Christ. She was already saved. Eventually they were baptized and joined the church.  It all began in a coffee shop across the street from the church. Involve yourself with the unsaved if you want to win them to Christ.

 

INSTRUCTION TO CRITICS - Vss. 16-17

There will always be self-righteous people who think that Christians should have nothing to do with those who are noted for their sin or who are not professing Christians.  Jesus instructed His critics by explaining that as a physician of souls He needed to go to the ones who were spiritually sick.  The Pharisees and self-righteous people today do not consider themselves to be sinners, or sick, therefore they do not think they need the Savior.

 

Always remember that the church is a hospital. We deal with hurting people, both saved and unsaved, and need to minister to their needs.

 

 

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Mark 2:13-17

JESUS - EVANGELIST!

 

The greatest evangelist who ever lived was not Dwight L. Moody, Billy Sunday, or even Billy Graham. It was the Lord himself.  Although we might not be full time evangelists, if we follow these principles, we will see souls come to Christ.

 

HE TAUGHT  Vs. 13

  For people to make a decision for Christ, they must be taught the truths

  of the Gospel.

HE CALLED Vs. 14

  Just as Jesus called Levi (Matthew), we should call on people to put their

  faith and trust in Christ.  Invitations should be given for people to trust

  Him.

HE SOCIALIZED Vss. 15-17

  Jesus went where the sinners were in order to bring folks to Himself.

  He was not afraid to have a meal with an unbeliever.

  Are we?

 

 

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Mark 2:13-17

STILL

 

JESUS STILL CALLS THE UNSAVED – Vss. 13-14

JESUS STILL CONGREGATES WITH SINNERS – Vs. 15

PEOPLE STILL CRITICIZE EVANGELISTS – Vs. 16

JESUS STILL SHOWS COMPASSION ON THE LOST – Vs.17

 

 

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Mark 2:13-28

FOOD ISSUES or LET’S EAT

 

WITH WHOM DO WE EAT? – Vss. 13-17

WHAT DO WE EAT? – Vss. 18-22

WHEN DO WE EAT? – Vss. 23-28

 

 

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Mark 2:18-28

SETTING THINGS STRAIGHT

 

INQUIRIES – Vss. 18, 23-24

1.     About Fasting – Vs. 18

2.     About Sabbath Work – Vss. 23-24

 

ILLUSTRATIONS – Vss. 19-22, 25-28

1.     The Bridegroom – Vss. 19-20

2.     Old Garment, New Cloth – Vss. 22

3.     Old Bottles, New Wine – Vs. 22

4.     David and the Bread – Vss. 25-26

5.     Man and the Sabbath – Vss. 27-28

 

 

 

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