Last week — at some time, in certain ways, and in varying degrees — I showed my reverence, trust, love, and obedience for God. As weeks go, I have had worse. How well did I do? Well, if I were being judged by acquaintances and friends who watched me from a distance, they might have … More It feels like cheating, but it’s not!
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 was in his final week as the humiliated Son of Man. He had made it to Jerusalem, and before him were large crowds, including civil and religious leaders who were plotting to kill him. Seeing them in their unrepentant state, and still filled with compassion, Jesus told them yet another parable: “A man planted a vineyard and let it … More Crushed or Broken – Which are you today?