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Mark 3 - NIV

13 Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him.

14 He appointed twelve[a] that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach

15 and to have authority to drive out demons.

16 These are the twelve he appointed: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter),

17 James son of Zebedee and his brother John (to them he gave the name Boanerges, which means “sons of thunder”),

18 Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot

19 and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.

Jesus Accused by His Family and by Teachers of the Law

20 Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat.

21 When his family[b] heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, “He is out of his mind.”

22 And the teachers of the law who came down from Jerusalem said, “He is possessed by Beelzebul! By the prince of demons he is driving out demons.”

23 So Jesus called them over to him and began to speak to them in parables: “How can Satan drive out Satan?

24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand.

25 If a house is divided against itself, that house cannot stand.

26 And if Satan opposes himself and is divided, he cannot stand; his end has come.

27 In fact, no one can enter a strong man’s house without first tying him up. Then he can plunder the strong man’s house.

28 Truly I tell you, people can be forgiven all their sins and every slander they utter,

29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit will never be forgiven; they are guilty of an eternal sin.”

30 He said this because they were saying, “He has an impure spirit.”

31 Then Jesus’ mother and brothers arrived. Standing outside, they sent someone in to call him.

32 A crowd was sitting around him, and they told him, “Your mother and brothers are outside looking for you.”

33 “Who are my mother and my brothers?” he asked.

34 Then he looked at those seated in a circle around him and said, “Here are my mother and my brothers!

35 Whoever does God’s will is my brother and sister and mother.”


a. Mark 3:14 Some manuscripts twelve—designating them apostles—
b. Mark 3:21 Or his associates

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Paul Clemente avatar
Physical versus Spiritual Concerns
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Jan, 2017
Summary: Make a resolution to focus on the spiritual first!
Series: Mark
Paul Clemente avatar
God's Truth Revealed - Accept or Reject?
Shared by: Paul Clemente on Dec, 2016
Summary: we are to constantly consider the Words of Jesus Christ!
Series: Mark
Scripture: Mark 3:1-19
Denomination: Evangelical Free
Views: 1
Allan Quak avatar
You Can Commit The Unforgivable Sin
Shared by: Allan Quak on Jun, 2016
Summary: By confronting the attitudes of the Jewish Leaders, and recognising the challenges which not-yet-believing family can bring on our faith, Jesus issues a warning that it is possible to commit the unforgivable sin.
Brian Bill avatar
Joining the Right Family
Shared by: Brian Bill on Apr, 2016
Summary: Family is foundational but following Christ must come first.
Scripture: Mark 3:31-35
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 733
Brian Bill avatar
The Unforgivable Sin
Shared by: Brian Bill on Apr, 2016
Summary: In short, the unforgivable sin is attributing the mighty miracle working power of Jesus to Satan.
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From Fans to Followers
Shared by: Brian Bill on Apr, 2016
Summary: God wants to move you from being a fickle fan to become a faithful follower.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Mark 3:7-19
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,248
Patrick O'Loughlin avatar
And the winner is...Jesus
Shared by: Patrick O'Loughlin on Mar, 2016
Summary: How Jesus wins over Satan the accuser
Scripture: Mark 3:22-30
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 247
Stephen Brown avatar
Why join a small group?
Shared by: Stephen Brown on Jan, 2016
Summary: Is it REALLY necessary? Why should I? The best answer? Jesus modeled it for us!
Scripture: Mark 3:13-15
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 1,126
Patrick Ziegler avatar
Encounters With Crowds
Shared by: Patrick Ziegler on Oct, 2015
Summary: A look at Jesus as He encounters crowds. We see him with ordinary people, demons, and His inner circle.
Series: Mark Series
Scripture: Mark 3:7-19
Denomination: *other
Views: 240
David Roth avatar
A family affair
Shared by: David Roth on Sep, 2015
Summary: Proper 5 (b) Born again of the spirit, we are born anew by the blood of Christ, and so members of the family of God, and of His house and kingdom forever.
Derrick Tuper avatar
"He's Out Of His Mind."
Shared by: Derrick Tuper on Jul, 2015
Summary: I’m sure you’ve all seen people do some wacky things and have thought to yourself, “These people are out of their minds”. Someone risking their life doing a stunt is one thing but what about when it comes to doing God’s will?
Craig Condon avatar
The Awesome Power of Good
Shared by: Craig Condon on Jul, 2015
Summary: When we allow the Holy Spirit in our lives, nothing can stop us. We have a power that can overcome everything the devil throws in our way-even the opposition of our earthly family. That power is the awesome power of God!
Scripture: Mark 3:20-25
Denomination: Anglican
Views: 363
John Gullick avatar
The way down is up
Shared by: John Gullick on Jun, 2015
Summary: A sermon that looks at the dynamics of Mark chapter 3 20 - 35 and attempts to show how often in the Christian life in order to go up we need to go what the world considers as down.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Mark 3:20-35
Denomination: Presbyterian/Reformed
Views: 912
Martin Ellgar avatar
Released From Fear
Shared by: Martin Ellgar on Jun, 2015
Summary: Jesus did not use violence to tie up the strongman in our house, in our self. Jesus knew that the only way to release us from fear, from the strongman in our live is love. Love conquers all. He works love in us to release us from fear.
Gerald Roberts avatar
"Are we crazy enough?"
Shared by: Gerald Roberts on Jun, 2015
Summary: Sermon shares feelings about Jesus, people thought he was crazy and I wonder of we are crazy enough to believe in His Incarnation, His Cross, His salvation, and The Resurrection.
Monty Newton avatar
"He's Out of His Mind!"
Shared by: Monty Newton on Jun, 2015
Summary: Christians need to be a little like Jesus crazy.;
William Baeta avatar
Walk in the way of the Lord
Shared by: William Baeta on Jun, 2015
Summary: “We look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal”. (2 Cor. 4:18)
Christopher Holdsworth avatar
An Indoor-Outdoor Spiritual Barbeque
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on May, 2015
Summary: A damning indictment against stubborn unbelief, and a shocking redefining of 'family'...
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Mark 3:20-35
Views: 758
Perry Greene avatar
Thicker Than Blood
Shared by: Perry Greene on May, 2015
Summary: Our loyalty to Jesus surpasses even family loyalty.
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Mar, 2015
Summary: Here is the mysterious person who leaned on Jesus at the last supper, the only one of the 12 to die a natural death, and who was vouchsafed with the greatest prophetic insight of any person in Scripture.
Scripture: Mark 3:13-17
Denomination: Assembly Of God
Views: 388
John Gaston avatar
Shared by: John Gaston on Mar, 2015
Summary: James had character flaws like being brash, bragging who'd be the greatest, wanting to call down fire on people and asking to sit on a throne next to Jesus. But he became an Apostle of love and became the first apostle to be martyred.
Chris Appleby avatar
Jesus, Mad, Monster, or Master?
Shared by: Chris Appleby on Feb, 2015
Summary: How do you respond to Jesus? Like the Pharisees who want everything to be neat and tidy within clearly defined parameters? Like Jesus’ family who are embarrassed by him and doubt him? Or like those who followed him, even at the risk of their lives?
Frederick Meekins avatar
Too Spiritual By Half?
Shared by: Frederick Meekins on Feb, 2015
Summary: Too Spiritual By Half?
Scripture: Mark 3:1-35
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 346
William R. Nabaza avatar
Bind the strong man first
Shared by: William R. Nabaza on Nov, 2014
Summary: To understand that it's the LORD JESUS that lives within us that protects us from demon possession, and a CHRISTian believer can't be possessed by another spirit because the HOLY SPIRIT is living inside of us.
Scripture: Mark 3:27
Denomination: Independent/Bible
Views: 1,168
James Lee avatar
Called, Appointed and Changed by the Master
Shared by: James Lee on Nov, 2014
Summary: Jesus calls those whose hearts are ripe to be melted and molded. He calls, He appoints, He changes them and He empowers them. He empowers them BEFORE the changes are complete…
Scripture: Mark 3:13-19
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 808
Ed Sasnett avatar
Following Jesus
Shared by: Ed Sasnett on Sep, 2014
Summary: Following Jesus transforms lives. If that is not happening, then people are not following Jesus.
based on 1 rating
Scripture: Mark 1:16-3:19
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 2,381
Tommy Jackson avatar
Fighting for Your Family - Part 1
Shared by: Tommy Jackson on Aug, 2014
Summary: Your Family is worth fighting for, so find out how to fight.
Scripture: Mark 3:20-21
Views: 952
T.J. Conwell avatar
Family Matters
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Jun, 2014
Summary: Jesus teaches those around Him a very important lesson concerning family at the end of Mark, Chapter 3. Those who DO the will of God ARE part of His family, and whoever claims Jesus Christ's name today needs to know and act on this immediately!
Series: Mark
Scripture: Mark 3:20-35
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 634
T.J. Conwell avatar
The Disciples are Called
Shared by: T.J. Conwell on Jun, 2014
Summary: What we see from Mark 3 is a very simple message based on the actions and teachings of Jesus: "If we are to be LIKE Jesus in our life … shouldn't we live and act as He did?"
Series: Mark
Scripture: Mark 3:1-19
Denomination: Baptist
Views: 942