Mark 3:7-12 NASB
7 Jesus withdrew to the sea with His disciples; and a great multitude from Galilee followed; and also from Judea, 8 and from Jerusalem, and from Idumea, and beyond the Jordan, and the vicinity of Tyre and Sidon, a great number of people heard of all that He was doing and came to Him. 9 And He told His disciples that a boat should stand ready for Him because of the crowd, so that they would not crowd Him; 10 for He had healed many, with the result that all those who had afflictions pressed around Him in order to touch Him. 11 Whenever the unclean spirits saw Him, they would fall down before Him and shout, “You are the Son of God!” 12 And He earnestly warned them not to tell who He was.
- Task v. Time 3:7-8
- Ministry is Messy 3:9-10
- Opposition is Ongoing 3:11-12
QUESTIONS FOR THIS WEEK
God is Omnipotent. Sin separated me from the Omnipotent One. We are impotent. Jesus became powerless so that the weak might become strong.
Mark 3:7-8 Tasks will always be greater than the time we have to accomplish them.
- How have you experienced overwhelming tasks in your life? What do you do when tasks outweigh the time? How does Jesus’ example impact your perspective? Psalm 46:10 & John 14:27
Mark 3:9-10 Ministry is messy; life is difficult.
2. What are your expectations for a trouble free life? How do you arrange your life to be as comfortable as you possibly can? How does Jesus deal with the messiness of life? John 16:33, 2 Tim 3:1-5 & Romans 3:3-5
Mark 3:11-12 Enemy loves to have us follow Jesus for our own desires.
3. How are you approaching your relationship with your Savior today? How does your life reflect devotion and submission to His leading? In what ways does His calling impact your daily life? Luke 9:23 & Matt 22:34-40