I hope that you have been enjoying our Sunday morning sermon series in Mark. I know that I am getting a lot out of it. I thank God that He is faithful to grow us through His word!
We are growing in our understanding of God’s word, and God is growing us in our dependence and commitment to God’s word.
We are currently in chapter 12, and the importance of God’s word is being challenged.
In verses 13-17, the Pharisees come and challenge Jesus with an attempt to trap Him in a question.
In verses 18-27, the Sadducees come and challenge Jesus with a question about the resurrection.
In verses 28-34, the Scribes come and challenge Jesus with a question about which commandment is greatest.
This chapter alone shows us how often people are challenging Jesus. They question him. They doubt him. They reject him. People have problems with Jesus. Our pride gets in the way so often. Even to the point of opposing God! Church, we must not fall into this error. We must not be so proud and rebellious.
At the conclusion of those three passages, Mark tells us this truth = “And after that no one dared to ask Him any more questions.” (12:34)
Jesus is Lord. His Word is truth. As he says in John 8:31, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples.”
As Jesus says in Matthew 7:24 “Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like a wise man who built his house on the rock.”
It is my prayer that we would hear these passages and believe them. I pray that we would treasure them and take them to heart. May God find us as a church who is trusting on His word!
With all sincerity,
Your Pastor, Josh