Study 6 From The Book of Mark is: Mark 3:19b -35
- Note the official source and the evil character of the opposition which Jesus now had to meet. His reply to their accusation falls into three parts: (a) He disproves their assertion; (b) He sets forth the true explanation of His power over evil spirits; (c) He gives a solemn warning. State His argument in your own words.
- Jesus here distinguishes His spiritual kinsmen from His human relatives. Why did the latter misunderstand Him? How do the former reveal their kinship with Him?
- Verses 19b-21 are connected with verses 31-35. The words ‘his friends’ in verse 21 mean literally ‘they from His home’, and might be translated ‘His family’.
- Verses 29, 30. The scribes’ sin was unforgivable because it was a defiant rejection of God-given light. They were knowingly calling good evil and holy unclean.
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