Mark 12:1-12

Welcome to Timeless Truth with Pastor Jim Thomas. In season 2, Pastor Jim is leading us in a study of Mark. Today’s passage is Mark 12:1-12

Intro to the Parables of Jesus

What is a parable?
What is the purpose of the parables of Jesus?
What are the themes of the Parables of Jesus?

  • The Already but Not-Yet Kingdom of God/Heaven.
  • God loves people even though they are sinful
  • Some people respond to God with faith, others with scorn or indifference

What will we do? How should we now live?

“Sin is the desire for the autonomy of man; therefore, in the last resort, it is the denial of God and self-deification; it is getting rid of the Lord God, and the proclamation of self-sovereignty”
Emil Brunner, Dogmatics

“A soul filled with large thoughts of the Vine will be a strong branch, and will abide confidently in Him. Be much occupied with Jesus, and believe much in Him, as the True Vine.”
Andrew Murray, Abide in Christ: The Joy of Being in God’s Presence

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