Cleanliness and Godliness

Talk 7 of 16 in the series Mark Convention 2008. These talks were delivered on 2 occasions across Australia Day and Queens Birthday Public Holidays. They cover the whole of the Gospel of Mark.

We apologise that the video file has incorrectly had the Cathedral Bible Study introduction sequence added at the start, however the video itself is correct and from the above context.

The next talk in the series is Passing the Test of Life…Who Do You Think Jesus Is?


  1. The cleanliness dispute
    • cleanliness symbol
    • Pharisaic cleanliness
      1. washings
      2. traditions
    •  the two conflicts
  2. Conflict of traditions
    • Pharisaic opposition (7:3, 5)
    • vain worship (7:7)
      1. teachings of men (7:7 – 9)
      2. commands of God (7:7 – 9)
      3. Corban example (7:10 – 12)
    •  adding to God’s word (7:13)
  3.  Conflict of externals
    • Pharisaic opposition (7:1 – 2, 5)
    • food laws
    • lips and hearts (7:6)
      1. outside entering (7:14 – 23)
      2. inside going out (7:14 – 23)
  4.  Jesus
    • the unclean woman (7:24 – 30)
    • who does he think he is? (7:31 – 37)
  5. Relating to God
    • real not symbolic
    • by Jesus

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