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June 12, 2022

The Heart of the Kingdom

Preacher: Brandon Babcock Series: Mark: The Forgotten Gospel Scripture: Mark 7:1–23, Matthew 7:1–5, Matthew 12:33–37, Psalm 139:23–24, Ezekiel 36:26–29

THE HEART OF THE KINGDOM

Mark 7:1-23

The Controversy:

Mark 7:1-23

  • The Pharisees oppose Jesus through the disciples on the issue of ritual purity
  • Jesus counters the Pharisees by attacking the source of their authority — “the tradition of the elders.”
  • Jesus teaches that people are defiled by the actions and attitudes that come out of the human heart.

The Takeaways:

Matthew 7:1-5, Matthew 12:33-37, Psalm 139:23-24, Ezekiel 36:26-29

  1. “Living” by human tradition rather than the will of God runs the risk of two spiritual dangers: legalism & hypocrisy.
  2. My external attitudes and actions are the direct result of my internal heart.
  3. The solution to the defiled human heart is the radical transformative power of the kingdom of God.

other sermons in this series

Jan 29

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To All Creation

Preacher: Daniel Lanning Scripture: Mark 16:9–20, John 20:11–18, Luke 24:13–49, Matthew 28:16–20 Series: Mark: The Forgotten Gospel

Jan 22

2023

Hope in the Darkest Hour

Preacher: Daniel Lanning Scripture: Mark 15:40– 16:8 Series: Mark: The Forgotten Gospel

Jan 15

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The Glorious Death of King Jesus

Preacher: Brandon Babcock Scripture: Mark 15:16–39 Series: Mark: The Forgotten Gospel