In this sermon, Pastor Geoff exposits Mark 2:18-22 on another account of "conflict" in Mark 2. The Jewish leaders are upset because the disciples of Jesus are NOT fasting -- like their disciples are. In Jesus' reply, we see 2 life-altering and glorious declarations. 1. Jesus' coming is CELEBRATORY (v.18-20) 2. Jesus' gospel is EXCLUSIVE (v.21-22) Jesus is the Bridegroom! His people don't fast (=as expression of legalistic works-righteousness and/or mourning/despair). Rather, when the Bridegroom is taken, then we will fast out of hunger/yearning for our Bridegroom's soon-return.
You cannot mix Jesus and His gospel with OT Judaism and law-keeping. Christ brings in the new. He didn't come to reform but to regenerate!
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Geoff was born and raised in St. Louis and he then went to Los Angeles for college and the Lord saved him in 2001. Geoff went to The Master's University (BA), the Master's Seminary (MDiv, ThM), and Baptist Bible Seminary (PhD). He has led church-tours to Israel and has a passion...