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.