The average church sermon is probably only remembered for about twenty minutes after it has ended, or until we get to lunch.  But the words of Jesus have been remembered and recited for over 2000 years after he spoke them. Jesus only directly answered three of the 183 questions he was asked, according to gospel accounts.  Sometimes he would put the question back on the person and sometimes he stayed silent. Jesus asked more questions than he answered. […]
~ Matthew 21:14-17  Children’s praise in the temple ~ The blind and the lame came to Jesus in the temple complex, and He healed them. When the chief priests and the scribes saw the wonders that He did and the children shouting in the temple complex, “Hosanna to the Son of David!” they were indignant and said to Him, “Do You hear what these children are saying?” “Yes,” Jesus told them. “Have you never read: […]
Jesus said, “These people honor Me with their lips, but their heart is far from Me. They worship Me in vain, teaching as doctrines the commands of men.” “You have revoked God’s word because of your tradition.”   It’s easier to believe in the big miracles – the feeding of the 5000, walking on water.  Those events seem far away from us today and not much accountability is needed to believe in them.  It’s harder when things gets personal, and that is just what Jesus is […]

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Happy are the feet of those who bring good news! Isaiah 52:7