Jesus Is Lord
Mark 3:20-35 NASB
20 And He came home, and the crowd gathered again, to such an extent that they could not even eat a meal. 21 When His own people heard of this, they went out to take custody of Him; for they were saying, “He has lost His senses.”22 The scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and “He casts out the demons by the ruler of the demons.” 23 And He called them to Himself and began speaking to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 If a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. 26 If Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but he is finished! 27 But no one can enter the strong man’s house and plunder his property unless he first binds the strong man, and then he will plunder his house.
28 “Truly I say to you, all sins shall be forgiven the sons of men, and whatever blasphemies they utter; 29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”— 30 because they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.”
31 Then His mother and His brothers arrived, and standing outside they sent word to Him and called Him. 32 A crowd was sitting around Him, and they said to Him, “Behold, Your mother and Your brothers are outside looking for You.” 33 Answering them, He said, “Who are My mother and My brothers?” 34 Looking about at those who were sitting around Him, He said, “Behold My mother and My brothers! 35 For whoever does the will of God, he is My brother and sister and mother.”
- (vs 20-22) Who they say Jesus is
- (vs 23-25) Who Jesus says He isn’t
- (vs 26-27) Who Jesus says He is
- (vs 28-30) What Jesus says He has come to do
- (vs 31-35) What Jesus invites us to
- (vs 20-21) What does Jesus’ family believe about Him? What do they intend to do?
- (v 22) What do the scribes believe about Him? Why do you think they choose to believe a completely illogical argument?
- (vs 23-26) What does Jesus say about who he cannot be?
- (v 27) In the parables/metaphors that Jesus gives in response to the scribe’s accusations, what does Jesus say about the role He plays?
- (vs 28-29) What does Jesus say that cannot be forgiven? How does this statement agree with His previous statement and what is written in 1 John 1:9?
- (v 35) Who does Jesus say are brothers, sisters, and mothers?