-Mark 4:35 That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.
1. Jesus goes to the other side.
2. Consider the Jewish perspective of this man.
-He was the ultimate outcast.
-You couldn’t get more unkosher than this man.
-He is a gentile.
-Lives among the dead, corpses.
-Lives among pigs, are you kidding me.
-He only lived 7 miles from Capernaum, the Town where Jesus based his ministry, but it might as well been 7 million miles away.
3. Stay on your own side.
-We have a side they have a side.
-Don’t cross over, a traitor if you do.
-I am grieved by our "us verses them" war we fight.
-Which side our you own?
-You must pick a side, be ready to fight those who are on that side.
-That side looks at the world different than we do on this side.
-They don't like us on that side. And that is true.
-After Jesus helped the man the town people told Jesus, "Go back to your own side."
4. Other side means, "to pierce through."
-Not easy to go the other side.
-Not comfortable on the other side.
-The other side is different.
-THEY dress different, think different, vote different, speak different, believe different on the other side.
-You must pierce through public opinion, your own side's fear, hate, and on and on.
-Jesus goes to the other side to break down dividing walls.
-He is our peace, he has broken down every wall.
-There was a man screaming out for help on the other side.
-There has to be a better way than these wars we are fighting.
-The better way is the Jesus Way.
-The Jesus Way pierces through to the other side.
From Mark My Words Part 5