What would you expect a "house of prayer" to be like? Quiet? Calm? Perhaps some soft choruses in the background? Some Scripture being read? Prayers being prayed of course, right?
Well, that's not even close to what Jesus found in His "house of...read >>
Pride & prejudice will go to amazing lengths in an attempt to justify its foolishness.
In today's passage, the religious leaders offer one of the dumbest suggestions for where Jesus' power over demons comes from. Their logic is completely absurd.
But, here's...read >>
At this point, Jesus had definitely met some opposition from the Jewish religious leaders, but His Words are about to stir some serious death threats.
Even today there is much division surrounding the Sabbath. But Matthew's mission is to reveal Jesus the Messiah....read >>
The lawyers of Jesus' day esteemed themselves on their own spiritual accomplishments. Schooled in tradition & steeped in their own pride, they were often heard quoting Rabbi-So-And-So... who quoted Rabbi-So-And-So-Before-Him... who quoted...read >>
So far in His sermon, Jesus had declared the character & resulting conduct of His disciples: those who follow Him. Having their character so transformed (the Beatitudes), though their conduct in the world would result in persecution, as the Light of the World...read >>
Imagine getting caught in your worst sin... then being paraded up to front row of the church for al to see. There is no doubt of your guilt, no hope for an acquittal: you're guilty and you know, as does everyone else.
It is at this juncture in your life that...read >>