Saying ‘no’ can feel spiritual - I can’t eat that, I can’t do that today - but does it help us know God in Christ? Outline Don’t be judged …because of shadows (vv16-17) …because of false religion (vv18-19) Since Christ brings life (vv20-23) Mark 7
What is holiness? (Leviticus 18:1-5) Holy Religion (Leviticus 17) Holy Relationships (Leviticus 18) Holy Lives (Leviticus 19) Be Holy, Because I Am Holy
Israel’s corruption (4:1; 5:10-12; 6:1-6) means God hates their religion (4:4-5; 5:21-26) Let justice and righteousness roll (5:24; 14-15)
Judging Jesus (2:23-3:2) Religion can’t give new life (3:3-15, 31-34) Only Jesus can give new life (3:16-21, 36) Do you have new life?
The Complaint: not playing by our rules (vv31-35) John’s Doubt (vv18-23) The Crowd’s Doubt (vv24-30) The Pharisee’s Rejection? (vv36-50) Is Jesus ‘The One’?