Mark Part XVII - The Family of God (3:20-21, 31-35)

Date: 8/10/2008
Topic: Bible Mark
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Again and again Mark wants us to see Jesus as the Greater David, the Son of David, the Anointed One, who has arrived to set up his kingdom. He accomplishes this by organizing the early portion of his narrative around the life of David. Hence, we see Jesus doing many of the same things David did and suffering some of the same trouble as David. In particular, Mark reveals that just as David faced a number of false accusations that were leveled against him as he set up his kingdom so too did Jesus. But even as David was vindicated in the course of his life, Jesus was too. In vindicating himself from the first accusation brought by his family, Jesus reveals the true nature of the family of God and the joy of being His children.
Stuart W. Bryan Stuart Bryan is the pastor of Trinity Church. He and his wife, Paige, have seven children, four homegrown, two adopted from the lovely land of Guatemala, and one adopted from Ukraine. Stuart earned his B.A. in Religion from Whitworth College and his M.A. in Theological and Historical Studies from Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando, Florida.