Trenton Dorner

The Scandal of Grace

The Gospel of Mark
Jul 3, 2022
Mark 2:13-17

In this message Pastor Trenton teaches from Mark 2:13-17. What will be the primary obstacle that will stop us from receiving all that God has for us in this life? That is what we explore in this sermon.

Sermon Notes

THE SCANDAL OF GRACE


Mark 2:13-17


 


IS IT POSSIBLE TO MISS OUT ON RECEIVING ALL THAT GOD DESIRES FOR US IN CHRIST?


 


And he could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people and healed them. And he marveled because of their unbelief. - Mark 6:5-6


 


 “For I do not understand my own actions. For I do not do what I want, but I do the very thing I hate. Now if I do what I do not want, I agree with the law, that it is good. So now it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing. Now if I do what I do not want, it is no longer I who do it, but sin that dwells within me. -  Romans 7:15-20,


 


 


WHAT WILL BE THE PRIMARY OBSTACLE THAT WILL STOP US FROM RECEIVING ALL THAT GOD HAS FOR US IN THIS LIFE?


 


What will be the primary obstacle that will stop us from receiving all that God has for us in this life?


 


 


CHRISTIANS ARE SETTLING FOR RELIGIOUS RITUAL WHEN THEY COULD EXPERIENCE HOLY SPIRIT RENEWAL.


 


WHEN WE MISS OUT ON ALL THAT GOD HAS FOR US, WE MISS OUT ON KNOWING ALL OF WHO JESUS IS TO US.


 


A SHADY INVITATION


A SERIOUS ACCUSATION


A SIMPLE EXPLANATION


 


He went out again beside the sea, and all the crowd was coming to him, and he was teaching them. And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him. And as he reclined at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners were reclining with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, “Why does he eat[b] with tax collectors and sinners?” And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” - Mark 2:13-17


 



  1. A SHADY INVITATION


 


 “No self-respecting teacher of any kind would want anything to do with a tax collector. It would literally be the biggest stain on anyone’s career to have a follower and an intimate who was a tax collector. That was the worst of the worst, the dregs of human society in Israel.”


 


 


 


SPIRITUAL REALITY STATEMENT


Jesus loves the people we might not.  


 


 And as he reclined at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners were reclining with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many who followed him. - MARK 2:15


 


A SERIOUS ACCUSATION


 


WHAT'S THE NUMBER ONE OBSTACLE THAT WILL STAND IN THE WAY OF US RECEIVING ALL THAT GOD HAS FOR US IN THIS LIFE?


 


SELF RIGHTEOUSNESS


 



  1. A LACK OF A PURSUIT OF GOD THROUGH PRAYER

  2. A FAILURE TO RECOGNIZE THEIR OWN SIN

  3. A LACK OF LOVE FOR THE PEOPLE OF THE WORLD


 


A SIMPLE EXPLANATION


 


SINNERS NEED A PHYSICIAN


 


 “None is righteous, no, not one; no one understands; no one seeks for God. All have turned aside; together they have become worthless; no one does good, not even one.” - Romans 3:10-12


 


JESUS IS THE GREAT PHYSICIAN


 


The glory of the gospel is not that God gives salvation to the people who earn it, or that he gives salvation to the people who achieve it or the people who are good enough or righteous enough or holy enough, but He gives salvation to the ungodly and the unholy and the unrighteous who believe in Christ and repent. This is the scandal of grace and it scandalizes every works righteousness system in existence. It is the difference between the true gospel and all other religions. - John MacArthur


 

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