Jesus is walking through the Temple, and he is not so impressed. In Mark 12, we see Jesus surrounded by religious people discounting his deity. About him are many ministers seeking to undermine and arrest him. They do not appreciate his teaching. Hypocrites are asking him question after questions about thinks like Roman taxation and marriage in … More Who Impresses Jesus?
Jesus Christ is the exalted Son of God who humbles himself. Interestingly, all around Jesus are humiliated sons of man who seek to exalt themselves. Our Great Teacher has little fondness for those who are great in their own eyes. Towards such he offers tough words of rebuke and condemnation. Instead of being arrogant self-righteous … More Proper Self-Assessment
In Matthew 26, two houses are presented. The first house is extravagantly beautiful, but there is nothing within but satanically driven self-worship. Christ is not present. In the second house, there is a mixture of true and false worship, but it is the house in which Christ is present and honored. It is not extravagantly … More A Tale of Two Houses