Summary: Understanding how God wants to season us with his word and create a blueprint for Christianity
God’s Great Blueprint
Seasoning from the Word
Mark 9:33-34; 49-50: 33. And he came to Capernaum: and being in the house he asked them, What was it that all of you disputed among yourselves by the way? 34. But they held their peace: for by the way they had disputed among themselves, who should be the greatest. 40. For every one shall be slated with fire, and every sacrifice shall be salted with salt. 50. Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltiness, wherewith will all of you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace on with another.
After much time pondering this scripture that God placed for deliverance today what defines a Blueprint and how important is to be seasoned. Allow me a brief moment to set the stage and give you the history of the scripture in the Gospel of Mark is apparently well-founded that Mark derived his information mainly from the disclosure of Apostle Peter. As to the time when it was written the Gospel furnishes us with no definite information. Mark makes no mention of the destruction of Jerusalem, hence it must have been written before that event, and probably about A.D. 63. In our passage today, Jesus gives us God’s blueprint for greatness. Notice the occasion for giving this blueprint, as I read Mark 9:33-34. The disciples argued about who was the greatest as they traveled; they were arguing, like kids in the back seat. When they arrive, Jesus asks, “What were you arguing about?” Everyone became silent and full of embarrassment to answer the Master when he asked the question. Realize that as children when our parents asked what the argument is about; we all got silent because we did not want to face the punishment for our behavior. This is such the same with the disciples at this time with Jesus. Keep that thought in your mind.
Allow me to point out to you this morning that there are several unique features in both words Blueprint and Seasoning. First let me provide you with some details when we look at the homes and buildings around us they are all structured by design from a blueprint. When we cook our food to prevent it from tasting bland we season it with salt. I know you trying to figure out how it is possible to bring to different words into one simple topic. We have to understand that in this process of designing a blueprint in Jesus Christ is a little different from a building structure or just as seasoning your food to eat. In this message God wants to provide you with his direction for rejuvenating the Word of God as our foundation to building up his kingdom. He also states in his word that we are to be seasoned spiritually in our lives in him. Now it is clear that in this message we all are a part of God’s Great Blueprint by which our father in heaven sets the foundation with his Love, his Patience, his Understanding, his Grace, his Mercy, his Favor, and his Salvation. In order to follow the blueprint that is given by our heavenly father we must marinate in his seasonings which is his word. Throughout the word of God there are several examples of how God drafted his blueprint and seasoned his prophets, leaders, and most of all his Son Jesus Christ. Therefore in this particular passage God wants us to understand that we have to be grounded by the foundation of the blueprint so the season does not lose its flavor. There are 4 key points that must be addressed in this message today: