Monthly Archives: September 2014
Often we read this chapter and talk about the fact that vv. 15-17 should be the basis for church discipline. I am not sure when Jesus gave this to the disciples that was his intent. It is more like church … Continue reading
This was not the first time Jesus had talked about his impending death. I wonder why it took till now for the disciples to be filled with grief about it.
Jesus renames Simon to Peter, meaning rock. One of the things that fascinates me about that is Jesus names Peter not on who he is, but what his potential was. When Peter denied Jesus 3 times he was not a … Continue reading
“Keep the Sabbath at all cost,” “Wash your hands before you eat,” “Don’t associate with sinners.” The commands the religious leaders find important, versus the ones they do not, boggles my mind. Come to think of it, I don’t know … Continue reading
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Though Jesus wanted so badly to get away to himself, he was in tune enough with the Father to know he must minister to the crowds that followed him. I think it is important that we are that in tune … Continue reading
When Jesus says, “Whoever has ears, let them hear.” about the parables, I think he is saying, “Really listen to this. Apply it to yourself. See where you fit in.” I think when we do that is becomes less of … Continue reading
Responding to something from a strong, long-held position is often not logical, but emotional. I think Jesus threatened the Pharisees on many levels, so for them, logic was really out the window. I think the times that I become illogical … Continue reading
Jesus’ concluding words to John’s disciples are interesting- “6 Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.” I wonder if this was a caution to John himself. A caution not to lose faith because Jesus was not … Continue reading