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?
God was Israel’s Prophet, Priest, and King. As their King he ruled. As their Prophet, he delivered truth, and as their Priest he guided them into reconciliation with him and fantastic worship. Following Israel’s salvation from Egypt, God … Called Israel to worship Showed up with a more intimate manifestation of glory Focused his people’s … More Oh, that God would stir our hearts!
God blessed Abraham. He came to him, called him from his idolatrous family, and sent him packing toward the Land of Promise. To him, real-estate and descendants were promised in abundance. He would walk with God and be spiritually blessed, and in response he would become a blessing to others — to the entire earth. … More Why do you give?