The Gentiles' Messiah
Passage: Mark 7:24–8:21
Point # 1 Gentile Christian, our salvation begins with Jesus' witness to Israel.
Point # 2 Gentile Christian, our salvation fulfills Old Testament Prophesy
a) God's timing in salvation grace
Point # 3 A warning to all: watch out for the yeast of unbelief.
Point # 4 Gentile Christian, Jesus has broken down the wall of hostility between Jew and Gentile forever! (Eph. 2)
a) The Gentile's former plight as compared to now (11-13)
b) God's purpose 1) To create in himself one new humanity out of the two, and 2) in this one body reconcile both Jew and Gentile to God (15b-18).
c) And now Gentiles – who were formerly considered pagans– are part of God's household.(19-22)