How can we say that Jesus is the only way to God? Isn’t that arrogant and intolerant? Isn’t that narrow-minded? Let’s honestly examine the problem of religious exclusivity, and see how the gospel’s response to the problem compares with popular culture’s response to the problem.
Pastor Andy kicks off the second half of our series through the Gospel of Mark, Who Is This Man?. We look at Mark 7:1-23, and discuss what is it that makes a person clean or unclean? Do you consider yourself to be presentable to God, or do you think of yourself as defiled and “unclean”? How do you know? And more importantly, if you are unclean, how do you become clean? These questions are answered in Mark 7:1-23.
Pastor Andy continues our series through the Gospel of Mark, Who Is This Man? In Mark 2:13-17, Jesus once again breaks the rules. This time, He calls Levi, a tax collector, to follow Him, and He even goes to Levi's house to eat with other tax collectors and sinners. How could Jesus, a good moral teacher, a religious leader, a respectable man associate with "those kind of people?"