Pressure & Peace

STEVE McKENZIE   -  

February 7, 2021

Mark 3:7-19

CRUSHING CONFLICTS
  • Mark 3:7a
  • Jesus “withdrew” – to retreat from battle
  • “Our Lord, being truly a man, felt pain of hatred intensely with its emotional discomfort and pervasive alienation… The truth is, he was also man, and really did feel immense, inescapable pain and stress” (Kent Hughes).
CROWDED EXPECTATIONS
  • “Great crowd…” (3:7b-8)
  • “Crushing, chaotic scene…” (3:9-11)
  • ““our Lord, being truly a man, felt pain of hatred intensely with its emotional discomfort and pervasive alienation… The truth is, he was also man, and really did feel immense, inescapable pain and stress.” Hebrews 4:15-16

COMFORTING PEACE

  • Mark 3:12-19
  • JESUS’ RESPONSE (Faithful Hands)
    • Solitude – “Solitude is the one place where we can gain freedom from the forces of society that will otherwise relentlessly mold us.” John Ortberg
    • Prayer – “For many years I was bothered by the thought that I was a failure at prayer. Then one day I realized I would always be a failure at prayer; and I’ve gotten along much better ever since.” Brother Lawrence
    • Shared Responsibility
  • DISCIPLES INVITATION (Humble Hearts)
    • Called to Jesus
    • Appointed to be with Jesus
    • Appointed to be send by Jesus

 

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