SERMON NOTES 8.2.20

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Mark 3:4-6 

Then he turned to his critics and asked, “Does the law permit good deeds on the Sabbath, or is it a day for doing evil? Is this a day to save life or to destroy it?” But they wouldn’t answer him. 

HE LOOKED AROUND AT THEM ANGRILY AND WAS DEEPLY SADDENED BY THEIR HARD HEARTS. Then he said to the man, “Hold out your hand.” So the man held out his hand, and it was restored! At once the Pharisees went away and met with the supporters of Herod to plot how to kill Jesus. 

WE’RE TALKING ABOUT ANGER AND SADNESS TODAY. 

 

WHAT DOES IT MEAN THAT I’M CREATED IN GOD’S IMAGE? 

Genesis 1:26-27 (ESV) 

Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness. And let them have dominion over the fish of the sea and over the birds of the heavens and over the livestock and over all the earth and over every creeping thing that creeps on the earth.” 

So God created man in his own image,

    in the image of God he created him;

    male and female he created them. 

COMMUNITY IS NOT OPTIONAL 

God created us FROM “community” and “FOR” community 

 “God created humanity in His own image. This doctrine is a key to understanding the sacredness and dignity of every human life.” Storyline Bible 

Genesis 2:18 “IT IS NOT GOOD FOR THE MAN TO BE ALONE” 

ONE TO ONE WITH GOD ISN’T ENOUGH 

James 5:16 (NLT) 

Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. 

 

FIVE EMOTIONS –  

Anger, Disgust, Fear, Sadness and Joy  

THE ROOT ISSUE IS OFTEN SADNESS 

Mark 3:4-6 

Then he turned to his critics and asked, “Does the law permit good deeds on the Sabbath, or is it a day for doing evil? Is this a day to save life or to destroy it?” But they wouldn’t answer him. 

HE LOOKED AROUND AT THEM ANGRILY AND WAS DEEPLY SADDENED BY THEIR HARD HEARTS. Then he said to the man, “Hold out your hand.” So the man held out his hand, and it was restored! At once the Pharisees went away and met with the supporters of Herod to plot how to kill Jesus. 

 

KEEP A SOFT HEART 

COMMUNION 

 

Ephesians 1:4-7 

Even before he made the world, God loved us and chose us in Christ to be holy and without fault in his eyes.  

God decided in advance to adopt us into his own family by bringing us to himself through Jesus Christ. This is what he wanted to do, and it gave him great pleasure.  

So we praise God for the glorious grace he has poured out on us who belong to his dear Son. He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.