Luke 7:23 “Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.”
Why would anyone stumble because of Jesus?
Surely all the good things he did would render stumbling off limits. And yet the very man that God sent as the forerunner of the Messiah was having difficulties believing that Jesus was the Messiah. Continue reading
Mark 9: 14-32: Jesus comes back from his trip up the mountain to find his disciples embroiled in a controversy with the teachers of the law over their failure to deliver a boy from a demon. Every thing in this passage seems to be amplified. Continue reading
Mark 6:1-5: Jesus returned to Nazareth to speak in his hometown Synagogue but rather than a warm reception what Jesus gets is anything but warm. These are the people who knew him within the family context and they hadn’t seen anything special in Jesus for him to be preaching at them that day. Continue reading
Mark 5:1-20: In reading this passage it is surprising that there were people that were actually fearful of Jesus. It’s not often that as Christians we see Jesus as someone to be feared but this is how the people of the Decapolis saw Jesus. Jesus went to the other side of the Sea of Galilee with a purpose in mind. Continue reading
Mark 3:20-35: The critics of Jesus ministry went from bad to worse in this passage when they actually attributed the work Jesus is doing to a tag team event between Jesus and Satan himself! Only a few verses back in Mark 3:3 we see Jesus indignant when faced with the heartlessness of the Continue reading