Dangers Of Spiritual Popularity by Jim Henry

Jim Henry, Pastor
First Baptist Church
3701 L.B. McLeod Road
Orlando, FL 32805
Reprinted from Radio Program, "WE BELIEVE"
Program #118, CT #204043

DANGER- -OF SPIRITUAL POPULARITY
Mark 3:1-12

Chapter 3, in this wonderful, marvelous Book of Mark shows us the authority
of Jesus Christ the Son of God and the Son of man, in dealing with mankind.
Beginning in verse 1,
"And He entered again into a synogogue; and a man
was there with a withered hand. And they were watching
Him to see if He would heal him on the Sabbath, in
order that they might accuse Him. And He said to the
man with the withered hand, 'Rise and come forward!'
And He said to them, 'Is it lawful on the Sabbath to
do good or to do harm, to save a life or to kill?' But
they kept silent.
And after looking around at them with anger, grieved
at their hardness of heart, He said to the man, 'Stretch
out your hand.' And he stretched it out and his hand was
restored.
And the Pharisees went out and immediately began
taking counsel with the Herodians against Him, as to how
they might destroy Him.
And Jesus withdrew to the sea with His disciples:
and a great multitude from Galilee followed: and also
from Judea, and from Jerusalem, and from Idumea, and
beyond the Jordan, and the vicinity of Tyre and Sidon,
a great multitude heard of all that He was doing and
came to Him.
And He told His disciples that a boat should stand
ready for Him because of the multitude, in order -tbat
they might not crowd Him; for He had healed many, with
the result that all those who had afflictions pressed
about Him in order to touch Him. And whenever the
unclean spirits beheld Him, they would fall down before
Him and cry out saying, 'You are the Son of God.' And
He earnestly warned them not to make Him known."
2
Jesus is beginning to be very popular. You can see first of all, in verse
7, and following that people were coming from everywhere to hear Him. They were
coming from Jerusalem. They were ...


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