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Jesus began his ministry and experienced a meteoric rise in popularity that had gotten to the point that he could no longer openly enter a town (Mark 1:45). Capernaum was still experiencing the effect of the healings and exorcisms Jesus had performed days earlier, so when word spread that Jesus had returned home, people came from everywhere. The “whole city” had gathered at the door the last time Jesus was at the House of Simon and Andrew, so this time the crowd was over capacity. Mark tells us that a group of scribes has also joined the masses to see for themselves what all the fuss is about. When the crowds mentioned the scribes earlier (Mark 1:22), they were comparing the way Jesus taught with authority versus the way scribes would teach citing other sources and rabbis. Luke’s account of this event provides some additional details about the composition of the crowd. This throng included a group known as the Pharisees as well as teachers of the law in addition to the scribes. Presumably, these groups had come to investigate the news spreading like wildfire about this rabbi named Jesus and the phenomenal signs and wonders that were a part of his ministry–things never before seen. However, one should not be naive, this kind of popularity brings the masses, but it also brings the haters and the critics. If perception is reality, then The Servant King will soon be seen as a Controversial King at odds with the religious and political leaders of the day.

March 01, 2020
The Controversial King - Part 4

A psychologist once told Billy Graham that half of his patients that were institutionalized could leave in a week if they knew they were forgiven. Is there a sin that God will not forgive? Can a Christian commit the unpardonable sin? Jesus addresses these two questions in Mark 3:20-35.

February 23, 2020
The Controversial King: Part 3

Jesus ushered in his kingdom with 12 ordinary men. Even now, Jesus is calling ordinary men and women to be His disciples. Will you be with Jesus? Will you be shaped by Jesus? Will you be sent out by Jesus?

February 16, 2020
The Controversial King: Part 2

What made Jesus so controversial that people wanted to kill him? The What makes Jesus different from every other religious leader in the entire world? What made him angry. What grieved mim? What made him sad?

February 09, 2020
The Controversial King

Jesus began his ministry and experienced a meteoric rise in popularity that had gotten to the point that he could no longer openly enter a town (Mark 1:45). Capernaum was still experiencing the effect of the healings and exorcisms Jesus had performed days earlier, so when word spread that Jesus had returned home, people came from everywhere. The “whole city” had gathered at the door the last time Jesus was at the House of Simon and Andrew, so this time the crowd was over capacity. Mark tells us that a group of scribes has also joined the masses to see for themselves what all the fuss is about. When the crowds mentioned the scribes earlier (Mark 1:22), they were comparing the way Jesus taught with authority versus the way scribes would teach citing other sources and rabbis. Luke’s account of this event provides some additional details about the composition of the crowd. This throng included a group known as the Pharisees as well as teachers of the law in addition to the scribes. Presumably, these groups had come to investigate the news spreading like wildfire about this rabbi named Jesus and the phenomenal signs and wonders that were a part of his ministry–things never before seen. However, one should not be naive, this kind of popularity brings the masses, but it also brings the haters and the critics. If perception is reality, then The Servant King will soon be seen as a Controversial King at odds with the religious and political leaders of the day.

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