This message by Pastor Rod Harris was delivered at Trinity Baptist Church on Sunday morning, May 13, 2007, and was taken from Mark 2:18-3:6.
1. vs. 18-22: The joy-filled nature of the Christian faith stands in stark contrast to the lifelessness of a religion of rules.
2. vs. 23-28: Genuine Christianity places a premium on the grace of God rather than a slavish devotion to custom. Jesus asserted His own authority over the Sabbath.
3. vs. 1-6: Genuine Christianity allows mercy to triumph over dogmatic tradition.
Ask yourselves: “Are we more concerned about doing things the right way, than the gospel? Are we more concerned with rules than with relationships?” We need to focus on preaching and living a full-orbed gospel.