Who is Jesus to you? “A man who was merely a man and said the sort of things Jesus said would not be a great moral teacher. He would either be a lunatic—on the level with a man who says he is a poached egg—or he would be the devil of hell. You must take your choice. Either this was, and is, the Son of God, or else a madman or something worse. You can shut Him up for a fool or you can fall at His feet and call Him Lord and God. But let us not come with any patronizing nonsense about His being a great human teacher. He has not left that open to us. He did not intend to.” –C. S. Lewis Mark 3:20-30 LORD? Mark 3:20-30 His own people said that He was a Lunatic, He is Crazy! • He claims to forgive sins. • He claims to be God. • He calls men to follow Him and preach the “Word.” • He doesn’t work for a living but travels around preaching. Mark 3:20-30 The religious leaders said He was a Liar, He is Evil, He is Beelzebub! • If He was from God, then they would be obligated to follow Him. • If He was from God, then their system was coming to an end. • If He was from God, then they would be out of business. Mark 3:20-30 Jesus’ Response • A Kingdom divided against itself cannot stand. • A home divided will surely fail. • Therefore Satan would not go against himself. Mark 3:20-30 The Parable of the Strong Man • Satan is the strong man, you are his goods. • Jesus is the stronger man, He saves you from Satan.