A. Regardless of the reception of such, the word of God is to be boldly proclaimed (I Thessalonians 2:2).
- Some might perceive bold teaching as ignorance (Acts 4:13).
- Some won’t listen (Acts 19:8-10).
- There is no greater love than Jesus showed (John 15:13).
- Yet, Jesus was offensive and unapologetic for it (Matthew 15:1-14).
II. Body: Mark 6:7-29
A. There was no greater prophet than John (Luke 7:28).
- John was led by the Holy Spirit (Luke 1:13-15).
- John came preparing they way for Jesus (Luke 3:1-10).
- John’s preaching marked the beginning of the end of the Law and prophets of old (Luke 16:16).
- Jesus certainly didn’t loosen the marriage law (Matthew 5:31-32).
- This was/is a struggle for many to accept (Matthew 19:1-12).
- There are those that love preaching unless preaching turns into meddling. Teaching is needs based (Luke 10:38-42 and Jude 1:3-4).
- The Gospel can only save those that believe and belief is action (Romans 1:16-17 and James 1:19-25).
- Sadly, such teaching causes one to have enemies (John 3:19-21 and Galatians 4:16).
- Doesn’t Ezekiel 33:30-33 come to mind here?
- Knowing the truth does no good if you don’t do it (John 8:31-32 and Romans 2:13).
- Don’t ever think that ignorance is the only reason people are lost (Romans 1:18-32).
III. Conclusion: Regardless of what “quarrels” may arise, we need to be people that speak the truth (Ephesians 4:25)!
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