(35 verses, 2:12 to read)
Reposted from Pr. Flamme
What I am about to READ
- Jesus heals, silences unclean spirits, calls apostles, binds Satan, and reveals his true brothers and sisters.
- Jesus challenges the Pharisees (1-6).
- The crowds press on Jesus (7-12).
- Jesus calls his apostles and they are named (13-21).
- Jesus responds to the scribes’ accusation and teaches that he binds Satan so that he can save those under his power (22-27).
- Blasphemy against the Holy Spirit (28-30).
- Jesus’ family (31-35).
- The beginning of the chapter continues the argument over the Sabbath from chapter 2. It’s interesting to see that as Jesus heals and gives life, the Pharisees, on the other hand, plot death and destruction.
- Jesus has an escape plan (vs. 9)!
- What is the blasphemy against the Holy Spirit? It’s the one thing that keeps us from receiving the forgivness of sins, unbelief in the Words of Jesus. It’s funny. Jesus is basically telling his accusers that they can be forgiven for their accusations, but if they persist in unbelief, then they will be condemned.
- Prayer: Dearest Jesus, grant us true faith by the Holy Spirit working through your Word so that we may never be ashamed of your blessed name. Teach us to do the will of God so that we may truly be called your brothers and sisters. Amen.
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-Pastor A. Brian Flamme