The key to this passage in Mark lies in the statement from the author, “It was not the season for figs,” signaling to the reader that something is up with the stories that are nestled together within this chapter. If it wasn’t the season for figs why is Jesus cursing the tree? Could it be
Sin is not something outside of you that needs to be cleaned off of you, but rather, something inside of you that needs to be cleaned out of you. Teaching from the Gospel of Mark chapter 7, Redeemer Bible Church, Minnetonka, MN. 2015.
Teaching from Mark’s Gospel in chapter 3 at Redeemer Bible Church, Minnetonka, MN