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No Sign Will Be Given to this Generation (Mark 8:1-13)

April 28, 2013 Preacher: Eric Douma Series: Mark

Scripture: Mark 8:1–8:13

In Mark 8:1-13 we see that Jesus fed 4,000 gentiles in the wilderness prior to going back across the Sea of Galilee to the Jewish side where He entered into a heated exchange with the Pharisees. Mark's account of Jesus feeding Gentiles in "the wilderness" proves that He is the same God that took care of the Israelites in the wilderness as they left Egypt some 1,400 years earlier! Jesus is worthy of all trust because He has power not only to save, but He can also sustain His people even in the wilderness of life.

Jesus' heated debate with the Pharisees led to His declaration that no sign would be given to this generation. The Pharisees had hard hearts which prevented them from accepting any of Jesus' miracles as being genuinely from God. Their refusal to believe led Jesus to abandon them in their disbelief. We can conclude form this that we shouldn't demand signs, wonders, and miracles from God in order to believe in His Son, but we should believe the clear evidence in the Scriptures that Jesus is the Christ.

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