The Bridegroom & Lord

August 28, 2022 Speaker: Tim Rice Series: The Gospel of Mark

Passage: Mark 2:18-28, Mark 3:1-6

Memory Verse for the Week: Mark 2:27-28 (ESV)

And he said to them, “The Sabbath was made for man, not man for the Sabbath. So the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.”

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Intro: Who is the most joyful person you know?

How is the Gospel diametrically opposed to religion?

Why is Jesus different from every other leader?

What does joy mean to you? And rest? And how does that fuel your sense of purpose?


1. Worship the LORD, our Maker who is our Husband. Praise Him, Father, Son and Holy Spirit, that He is a committed, tender Bridegroom, loving toward us when He does not need us.

2. How have you lived believing that you have to earn God’s acceptance or even believing that can do it? Confess your pride and arrogance to Jesus, asking Him to forgive you for doubting Him and His work to save sinners.

3. Give thanks to Jesus for His commitment to you (like a Bridegroom), His work for you (to give you true rest), and His power (to make you whole). Thank Him for His saving Grace that frees you up now to just pursue Him and others in love.

4. Who do you know that is trapped in the joyless misery of religion? Pray for them, asking the Lord to have mercy on them as He has on you, that they would see their need for Him and see His mercy to all who trust Him.

5. Ask the Holy Spirit to bear in you His fruit of love and faithfulness. Pray for such joy at being redeemed and wed to Jesus, that you would overflow in eager obedience and energized purpose for your Bridegroom.

Looking Back

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