"All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine,
for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: That the man
of God may be perfect, thoroughly furnished unto all good works."
-- 2 Timothy 3:16-17
Big Idea: Our actions (or inactions) are a consequence of what’s in our hearts.
A. Jesus is an agitator. Mark 7:1
B. The traditions of the Jews obscured the purpose of the Law. Leviticus 22:6-; Mark 7:2-4; Acts 17:28
III. In Vain
A. God’s commands point us to our need for Him. Isaiah 29:13; Mark 7:5-8
B. Traditions cause us to harden our hearts toward God and others. Exodus 20:12; 21:17; Matthew 22:34; Mark 7:9-13; James 4:10
A. Outward conformity doesn’t change us inwardly. Mark 7:14-15
B. We need something revolutionary to happen within us. Mark 7:17-19; Acts 10:15; Hebrews 10:10
V. From Inside
A. Our battle is not against flesh and blood. Mark 7:20-22; Ephesians 2:1, 8-9, 6:12
B. Acknowledge your need for a Savior. Mark 7:23; Romans 5:12, 2
The Next Step Life Group Follow-Up