Mark chapter 12 records the parable Jesus told about a man who owned a vineyard and his rebellious tenants. The meaning of this story has profound spiritual implications to this day, especially for those all too familiar with the truth. Listen to Truth For Life with Alistair Begg!
The stories Jesus told described a King and a Kingdom unlike any other. Jesus’ words challenged His hearers to consider the magnitude of their sin and the depth of mercy that they could never deserve. Like those in Jesus’ day, we too are prone to misunderstand how these stories testify to the realities of Christ’s Kingdom. In a culture that is reluctant to embrace absolute truth, it can be convenient to marginalize who Jesus is and why He came to earth. Like the rich young ruler, we may consider ourselves to be moral people with no need for a Savior. We may never have been struck by the weight and gravity of God’s coming judgment, driving us to consider our need for mercy. In this series of messages from the Gospel of Mark, Alistair Begg shows us the necessity of knowing Christ as a gracious Savior, an eternal King, and the One who will ultimately judge the world in righteousness.
|How Does God's Kingdom Grow?||Mark 4:1-12|
|The Seed and the Soils||Mark 4:1-20|
|Careful Listening||Mark 4:21-25|
|The Kingdom of God||Mark 4:26-34|
|One Thing You Lack||Mark 10:17-22|
|Lessons From the Fig Tree, Part One||Mark 11:12-14 Mark 11:20-25|
|Lessons From the Fig Tree, Part Two||Mark 11:23-25|
|This is About Us!||Mark 12:1-12|
|The Coming of the Son of Man||Mark 13:24-31|
|A Wake-Up Call!||Mark 13:24-37|
It is strange how little use we make of the spiritual blessings that God gives us, but it is even stranger that we make such little use of God Himself. Though He is "our God," we scarcely give ourselves to ...