All tagged Rescue

Our Unexpected Friend: A Sermon from Mark 2

In Mark’s Gospel, Jesus comes suddenly on the scene and immediately begins preaching the gospel of the kingdom. But, overall, his actions are less than kingly. He serves. He stoops. He touches unclean people and spends time with the riffraff. He subverts all the understood ways the Messiah should act and conduct himself. He is our unexpected Friend.

The Extent of Our Need

Perhaps the most astute commentary on 21st century culture came during the earthly ministry of Christ. What is a description of the fallacy of the Pharisaical teachers of the day, is actually profound insight into how most Americans live. “They are blind guides,” Jesus says.