Who is Jesus and What is the Unforgivable Sin? (Mark 3:20-30)

Tim Cain, September 23, 2017
Part of the Mark series, preached at a Saturday Evening service

We will try and answer one of the most important questions you or I will ever face. “Who is Jesus?” In Mark 3:20-30 we find that those closest to Jesus along with those who knew the most about God both failed to answer this question rightly. In this message, we will try and understand what kept them from rightly recognizing Jesus so that we will be able to avoid the traps that they fell into. We will also address one of the most frightening warnings in all of the Bible as we try and understand what Jesus was talking about when he warned the scribes about the “unforgivable sin.”

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Mark 3:20-30

20 Then he went home, and the crowd gathered again, so that they could not even eat. 21 And when his family heard it, they went out to seize him, for they were saying, “He is out of his mind.”

22 And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem were saying, “He is possessed by Beelzebul,” and “by the prince of demons he casts out the demons.” 23 And he called them to him and said to them in parables, “How can Satan cast out Satan? 24 If a kingdom is divided against itself, that kingdom cannot stand. 25 And if a house is divided against itself, that house will not be able to stand. 26 And if Satan has risen up against himself and is divided, he cannot stand, but is coming to an end. 27 But no one can enter a strong man's house and plunder his goods, unless he first binds the strong man. Then indeed he may plunder his house.

28 “Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the children of man, and whatever blasphemies they utter, 29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”30 for they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.” (ESV)