Continuing our study of Mark 12:28-34, we will see the core proposition of the Trinity is God is one:
- in his essential unity.
- in his numerical unity.
Outline of Sermon:
- Review of the Context
- The scribe is a master of the Old Testament
- Our salvation is entirely of God. Our theology doesn’t save us, but is studied because we are saved.
- This text deals with strict monotheism.
Mark 12:28-34 (ESV):
28 And one of the scribes came up and heard them disputing with one another, and seeing that he answered them well, asked him, “Which commandment is the most important of all?” 29 Jesus answered, “The most important is, ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. 30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength.’ 31 The second is this: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.” 32 And the scribe said to him, “You are right, Teacher. You have truly said that he is one, and there is no other besides him. 33 And to love him with all the heart and with all the understanding and with all the strength, and to love one’s neighbor as oneself, is much more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.” 34 And when Jesus saw that he answered wisely, he said to him, “You are not far from the kingdom of God.” And after that no one dared to ask him any more questions.
Part 1 of the Study of the Doctrine of the Trinity. (Links to Parts 2-52 are in subsequent sermons.)