Tuesday Morning Recap

Gentlemen,

Tuesday we continued our series on the difficult sayings of Jesus with a discussion of Mark 3:31-35.

“And a crowed was sitting around him, and they said to him, ‘Your mother and your brothers are outside, seeking you.’ And he answered them, ‘Who are my mother and my brothers?’ And looking about at those who sat around him, he said, ‘Here are my mother and my brothers! For whoever does the will of God, he is my brother and sister and mother.'”

Jesus mother was worried about her son. Jesus was saying and doing things that would get him into trouble. She wanted him to come home where he would be safe.

1) Why didn’t Jesus soften his words?

Bob said that Jesus words were not intended to be a rebuke to Mary. He was speaking to his fowlers. Jesus wanted to encourage them to remain true to their calling. After class Bob reminded me that Jesus had a close relationship with his mother. Some of Jesus last words were about the care of his mother.

Butch said that if we put Jesus first all our relationships improve. Loving Christ expands our ability to love others.

Jed added that Jesus wanted to show his disciples that he wasn’t going to abandon them. They had given up everything to follow him he was demonstrating that he would do the same.

2) What does this statement mean to us today?

Aubie advised that Christ wants followers who are ‘all in.’ ┬áIf we are to experience the life he intends for us then we need to be prepared to go where he commands.

The journey will be scary at times — we don’t like not knowing where we are going. Jesus never promised it would be easy only that it would be worth it.

Next week Luke 14:34,35. Consider the following questions:

1) How does salt lose its taste?

2) Why can’t the taste of salt be restored?

3) What does Jesus mean when he says that salt without taste will be thrown away?

See you Tuesday.

John

 

 

 

 

 

 

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