Mark 2:23-3:6 — Son of Man, Sabbath and Opposition

October 6, 2011

Though Jesus was a popular teacher and healer at the end of Mark 1, opposition to his ministry emerges throughout Mark 2 and culminates in plans to kill him in Mark 3:6. Mark 2:1-3:6 contains five “controversy” stories which highlight this emerging opposition. Jesus forgives sin (thereby committing blasphemy). Jesus eats with sinners (and thus […]