Pastor Armstrongs sermon is based on Mark 7:14-23.

“Jesus declares all foods clean, and you also” (Mark 7:14-23)

I.  How can Jesus get away with changing the dietary laws (v.19)? 

A. 17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I say to you, until heaven and earth pass away, not the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished (Matthew 5:18).

B. Heaven and earth are already ___________________ and all things are now __________________ in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17; 1 Corinthians 15:20; Colossians 1:18; John 19:28-30; Luke 24:44-48; Romans 10:4; Matthew 24:35).  

C. Jesus came to fulfil the Law and Prophets, to give them their full meaning, and He is their full meaning.  The dietary laws were merely a _________ pointing to Him (John 6:35). 

II.  Ordinary food cannot solve mankind’s spiritual dilemma (vv.18-19).

A. We are sinful not from the ____________ in but from the _____________ out.

B. “What’s wrong with the world?”  ________.  (Romans 3:10).  

C. Salvation must come from ______________________ (Luke 19:10). 

III. Food does not matter to God, but people do! 

A. The God who pronounces all food clean pronounces us clean on account of Christ (Genesis 15:6; Romans 4:5; 5:19; Acts 10:15).    

B. What we could never do and would never do for others (justify the ___________), God did for us all.