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MARK 1:21-22





Sunday Morning Sermon

December 6, 1998

Fair Ave Baptist Church





This morning I want to start a series of messages on the teachings of Jesus.  We are going to examine the Word of God thoroughly to learn more about the teachings of Jesus.


We started out in Mark 1:21-22 where we learned that Jesus, on the sabbath day, in the synagogue, was teaching.


And we also learned that His teaching was so powerful, “as one that had authority,” that they were astonished.


In Matthew 13:53-54 we see Jesus again when “He taught them in their synagogue,” and again, “they were astonished.”


And once again in Luke 6:6 we see almost the same scenerio, “And it came to pass also on another sabbath, that he entered into the synagogue and taught.”


Luke 19:47, “And he taught daily in the temple.”


Luke 20:1, “And it came to pass that on one of those days, as he taught the people in the temple, and preached the gospel.”


Here we come to an interesting point when we see the word “gospel.”


Several years ago a man told me that I needed to preach more of the “gospel.”  My question to him and my question to you is “What is the gospel?”


Obviously Jesus could not have been preaching from the Books of Matthew, Mark, Luke or John because those books were not written.


What is the “gospel?”


We’ll get back to that later.


So, already we have learned that Jesus believed in teaching in the temple. 


Now, let’s look at what He was teaching.


Matt. 5:2, “And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying,”


We call this the Sermon on the Mount.


VERSE 4, “Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.”


Here Jesus is quoting from the Book of Isaiah, Isaiah 57:18 and Isaiah 61:2-3.


VERSE 5, “Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.”


Here Jesus is quoting from  Psalm 37:11.


VERSE 8, “Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.”


Here Jesus is quoting from Psalm 24:4.


VERSE 21, “Ye have heard that is was said of them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment.”


Quoting from Exodus 20:13.


VERSE 27, “Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery.”


Quoting from Exodus 20:14.


VERSE 31, “It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:”


Quoting from Deut. 24:1.


VERSE 32 is a favorite verse for some, “But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery.”


Just a sidebar here.  Some of you ladies will accept Matthew 5:31 which is based on Deut. 24:1, but you don’t accept Deut. 22:5.


Aren’t you a little inconsistent?


VERSE 33, “Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths.”


Quoting from Leviticus 19:12.


VERSE 38, “Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.”


Quoting from Ex. 21:24; Lev. 24:20 and Deut. 19:21.


VERSE 43, “Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy.”


Quoting from Lev. 19:18 and Deut. 23:6.


Let’s move on quickly:


Matt. 6:7    -        I Kings 18:26, 29

V. 16           -        Isa. 58:5

V. 17           -        II Sam. 12:20

V. 27           -        Psa. 39:5


Matt. 7:15  -        Deut. 13:1-3


Matt. 8:4    -        Lev. 14:2

V. 11           -        Mal. 1:11

V. 17           -        Isa. 53:4



Word of God

The Old Testament


Matthew 21:42, “Jesus saith unto them, Did ye never read in the scriptures.”


What “scriptures” is He talking about?


He is quoting from Psalm 118:22-23


Matt. 22:29, “Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures.”


What “scriptures” is He talking about?


Notice that they were astonished at His “doctrine.”


Remember that word “doctrine.”


Mark 7:1, “Then came together unto him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes, which came from Jerusalem.”


VERSE 6, “He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites.”


Jesus quoting from Isaiah 29:13.


VERSE 10, “For Moses said, Honour thy father and thy mother.”


Jesus quoting from Ex. 20:12 and 21:17.


VERSE 11 - Jesus quoting from Lev. 1:2.


And from V. 1 to V. 12, Jesus sums it up this way in VERSE 13, “Making the word of God of none effect through your tradition, which ye have delivered: and many such like things do ye.”



Let’s move on:


Mark 12:35-37

Jesus quoting from Psalm 110:1


Luke 4:16-20

Jesus is teaching from Isaiah 61:1-2


Luke 24:27, “And beginning at Moses and all the prophets, he expounded unto them in all the scriptures the things concerning himself.”


Beginning at Moses:


Gen. 3:15, 22:18

Num. 21:9, 24:17

Deut. 18:15


And all the prophets:


Isaiah 7:14, 9:6, 40:10-11, 50:6, 52:13, 53:12, 61:1

Jer. 23:5-6, 33:14-16

Ezekiel 34:23, 37:25

Dan. 9:24-27

Hosea 11:1

Micah 5:2

Zech. 9:9, 11:13, 12:10, 13:7

Mal. 3:1, 4:2


Jesus goes through the Old Testament in 26 places throughout “SCRIPTURES.”


What are the “scriptures?”


The Old Testament!


Luke 24:32 - “while He opened to us the SCRIPTURES.”




Jesus spoke to them

The law of Moses

The prophets

The psalms




opened their understanding

understanding the Scriptures


What are the “SCRIPTURES?”


The law of Moses




John 5:39, “Search the scriptures; for in them ye think ye have eternal life: and they are they which testify of me.”


Search the SCRIPTURES!

They testify of me.



John 6:45, “It is written in the prophets, And they shall be all taught of God.  Every man therefore that hath heard, and hath learned of the Father, cometh unto me.”




written in the prophets,

all taught of God,

hath learned of the Father.


Jesus was quoting from Isaiah 54:13.


John 7:14, “Now about the midst of the feast Jesus went up into the temple, and taught.”


VERSE 16 - doctrine


VERSE 22 - quoting from Lev. 12:3


VERSE 23 - law of Moses


What is Jesus teaching?


He is teaching the word of God,

He is teaching scripture,

He is teaching the gospel,

He is teaching doctrine,



And it continues with His apostles throughout the New Testament.


Acts 8:35, “Then Philip opened his mouth, and began at the same scripture, and preached unto him Jesus.”


Philip is reading from the Book of Isaiah.  He didn’t have a New Testament.  None of the books had been written.


Acts 11:26, “And it came to pass, that a whole year they assembled with the church, and taught much people.”


Taught much people.

What were they teaching?

The Word of God,

The Scriptures,

The Old Testament.


Acts 15:35, “Paul and Barnabas continued in Antioch, teaching and preaching the word of the Lord, with many others also.”


Teaching and preaching the word of the Lord.


What is the Word of the Lord?



Acts 17:2, “And Paul, as his manner was, went in unto them, and three sabbath days reasoned with them out of the scriptures.”


Don’t miss that.


He “reasoned with them out of the scriptures.”


What scriptures?

The same ones Jesus used.

The law of Moses,

The prophets,

The psalms - which includes Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, and Song of Solomon.



The Word of God.

The same Word of God we claim to believe.

The same Word of God we claim to love and believe and know.


Acts 17:11, “These were more noble than those in Thessalonica, in that they received the WORD with all readiness of mind, and searched the SCRIPTURES daily, whether those things were so.”


They received the WORD,

They searched the SCRIPTURES.


Acts 18:25, “This man was instructed in the way of the Lord; and being fervent in the spirit; he spake and taught diligently the things of the Lord, knowing only the baptism of John.”


Here is Apollos, mighty in Scripture according to VERSE 24,


He was instructed in the way of the Lord,

Fervent in the spirit,

Taught diligently the things of the Lord.


What was he teaching?

What Scriptures was he using?

What Scriptures was he mighty in?


Acts 28:31, “Preaching the kingdom of God, and teaching those things which concern the Lord Jesus Christ, with all confidence, no man forbidding him.”





What Scriptures?


Romans 10:11, “For the SCRIPTURE saith, Whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.”


“The SCRIPTURE saith”

What scripture?

Psalm 31:1 and Isaiah 28:16.


II Timothy 3:16, “All SCRIPTURE is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness.”



Inspiration of God,

But at that point in time, the SCRIPTURE was the Old Testament.


If ALL Scripture is inspired of God,

WHY do we struggle with the teachings of the Old Testament?


Notice also the phrase, “profitable for doctrine.”


Remember that the scribes and Pharisees were astonished at the DOCTRINE of Jesus.


Where did Jesus get His doctrine?

The Old Testament.


James 4:5, “Do ye think that the scripture saith in vain, The spirit that dwelleth is us lusteth to envy?”


Quoting from Genesis 6:5.



The Word of God.


Acts 4:31, “...and they spake the Word of God with boldness.”


Spake the Word of God,

What is the Word of God,

It certainly wasn’t talking about the New Testament because it had not been written and assembled into the New Testament.


And VERSE 32 says a “multitude” believed.


Acts 13:5, “And when they were at Saiamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews: and they had also John to their minister.”


The preached THE WORD OF GOD.


And at that point in church history there was not a New Testament. 


Jesus and His apostles and His disciples preached and taught from the Old Testament.


Acts 18:11, “And he continued there a year and six months, teaching the word of God among them.”


Teaching the Word of God.


I Thess. 2:13, “For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.”


Ye received the WORD OF God,



What did Paul consider Scripture?

What did Paul consider the Word of God?

What did the other apostles call Scripture?

What did Jesus teach and preach?




Ladies and gentlemen, it is time we forgot what tradition has taught us and look closely at the Word of God.


It is time we forgot the tradition of men that says that the Old Testament doesn’t apply to the church age.


That just doesn’t hold water.


Luke 5:1, “And it came to pass, that, as the people pressed upon him to hear the word of God, he stood by the lake of Gennesaret.”


The people wanted to “hear the word of God.”


They weren’t pressing to get near to Jesus to hear The Book of The Revelation.


Romans 15:4, “For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.”


Here it is!

Don’t miss it!

The Scriptures were written for our learning!


But wait a minute - he is not talking about Romans or Acts or Galatians or Hebrews.


He is talking about the Old Testament.


Ladies and gentlemen, the New Testament is built on the Old Testament.


The New Testament is predicated upon the Old Testament.


For instance, when the New Testament speaks of modest apparel, it is based upon the teachings of the Old Testament.


When the New Testament speaks of the tithe and offerings, it is built upon the teachings and principles of the Old Testament.


When the New Testament speaks of holiness, it is using the definition from the Old Testament.




Someway we got the idea that the Old Testament stands alone,

In its own time frame,

And was not intended for us.




The New Testament is predicated upon the Old Testament.


Without the Old Testament, the New Testament could not stand.


Jesus made that clear in Matt. 5:18, “For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.”


“One jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law.”


The Word of God will stand forever.

The Law of God will stand forever.


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