Topic: Kingdom Passage: Mark 2:18–2:22
Is the presence of Jesus the priority of your life? In the 2nd Chapter of Mark, Ryan Johnston teaches us that Jesus came to establish his kingdom not by tweaking the old system but instead to blow it up. In this passage we learn three things through Jesus' telling of the parable about the wedding in verses 18 through 22. 1) We need to have the proper motive when worshiping, 2) Don't try to fit the old into the new, and 3) Humble ourselves under Jesus Christ. Jesus tells us clearly that we no longer need to focus on the practice of a religious life but we do need to make life about Jesus. Once we've given our life to Jesus he gives us a new identity to be his beloved child. So is the presence of Jesus the priority of your life?