Most Likely To Get You In Trouble

Season 1 Episode 32

20Jesus entered a house, and the crowd gathered again so that they were not even able to eat. 21When his family heard this, they set out to restrain him, because they said, “He’s out of his mind.” 22The scribes who had come down from Jerusalem said, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and, “He drives out demons by the ruler of the demons.” 23So he summoned them and spoke to them in parables: “How can Satan drive out Satan? 24If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand. 26And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand but is finished. 27But no one can enter a strong man’s house and plunder his possessions unless he first ties up the strong man. Then he can plunder his house. 28“Truly I tell you, people will be forgiven for all sins and whatever blasphemies they utter. 29But whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”— 30because they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.” Mark 3:20-30 CSB

The Pharisees stayed trying to "catch" Jesus. They were against Him, in favor of their own traditions and the status quo (which gave them power). The were so engrossed in trying to harm Jesus, they erred close to the only unforgivable sin. Following in their footsteps is a guaranteed way to get us into trouble. Let's look at how their actions look in our modern world and talk about the dangers of calling good evil and evil good.

References and Footnotes

  • Yes, that's Bubbles speaking in the background. I had been gone all day and she wanted some attention. Of course she may have also been trying to tell us something about the Word 🤷🏽‍♀️
  • Other gospel records of Mark 3:20-30: Matthew 12:22-32 and Luke 12:10
  • Not everyone who says Lord, Lord will get into the Kingdom of Heaven: Matthew 7:21
  • Sheep of a different fold: John 10:16
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