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Help For Hard Hearts (20 of 37)
Series: Then Came Jesus
Dr. Stan Coffey
I.JESUS REFRSHING THE MULTITUDES
II. JESUS REBUKING THE PHARISEES
III. JESUS REBUKING HIS DISCIPLES
If you have your Bible this morning we are studying the Gospel according to Mark. I want us to turn to Mark Chapter 8 and we are going to begin reading in Verse 10. The message today is from the first twenty-one verses of this chapter but I want to begin reading in Verse 10 for the background of the message today.
Now I want to speak to you today from this subject, "Help for Hard Hearts". You know the Bible in this story shows us about a number of people who had hard hearts. The amazing thing is that part of this group was the disciples, the disciples of the Lord, who had been on this seminary tour with Jesus.
He had been taking them on about an eight month tour; it was a walking seminar and He was training them, He was preparing them for what He would tell them later about His death on Calvary and preparing them for the day when He would send them out into all the world, the day when He would be gone.
But yet in the midst of blessing, in the midst of revival, in the midst of miracles, the disciples found themselves with hard hearts. I want you to look beginning in Verse 10, "AND STRAIGHTWAY HE ENTERED INTO A SHIP WITH HIS DISCIPLES, AND CAME INTO THE PARTS OF DALMANUTHA.
AND THE PHARISEES CAME FORTH, AND BEGAN TO QUESTION WITH HIM, SEEKING OF HIM A SIGN FROM HEAVEN, TEMPTING HIM. AND HE SIGHED DEEPLY IN HIS SPIRIT, AND SAITH, WHY DOTH THIS GENERATION SEEK AFTER A SIGN? VERILY I SAY UNTO YOU, THERE SHALL NO SIGN BE GIVEN UNTO THIS GENERATION.
AND HE LEFT THEM, AND ENTERING INTO THE SHIP AGAIN DEPARTED TO THE OTHER SIDE. NOW THE DISCIPLES HAD FORGOTTEN TO TAKE BREAD, NEITHER HAD THEY IN THE SHIP WITH THEM MORE THAN ONE LOAF. AND HE CHARGED THEM, SAYING, TAKE HEED, BEWARE OF THE LEAVEN OF THE PHARISEES, AND OF THE LEAVEN OF HEROD.
AND THEY REASONED AMONG T ...
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