Jesus Doesn’t Get Along Well with Religious People

“Again he entered the synagogue, and a man was there with a withered hand.  And they watched Jesus, to see whether he would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse him.  And he said to the man with the withered hand, “Come here.”  And he said to them, “Is it lawful onContinue reading “Jesus Doesn’t Get Along Well with Religious People”

Meet Jesus, the NonConformist

“One Sabbath he was going through the grainfields, and as they made their way, his disciples began to pluck heads of grain.  And the Pharisees were saying to him, “Look, why are they doing what is not lawful on the Sabbath?”  And he said to them, “Have you never read what David did, when heContinue reading “Meet Jesus, the NonConformist”

God’s Fierce Faithfulness for You

“Now John’s disciples and the Pharisees were fasting.  And people came and said to him, “Why do John’s disciples and the disciples of the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?”  And Jesus said to them, “Can the wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them?  As long as they have the bridegroomContinue reading “God’s Fierce Faithfulness for You”

The Unseen Guest in Your Stress and Mess

“And as he reclined at table in his house, many tax collectors and sinners were reclining with Jesus and his disciples, for there were many who followed him.  And the scribes of the Pharisees, when they saw that he was eating with sinners and tax collectors, said to his disciples, “Why does he eat withContinue reading “The Unseen Guest in Your Stress and Mess”

Two Simple Words That Can Change Your LIfe

“He went out again beside the sea, and all the crowd was coming to him, and he was teaching them.  And as he passed by, he saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.”  And he rose and followed him.”   Mark 2:13-14 Imagine the scene.  Levi,Continue reading “Two Simple Words That Can Change Your LIfe”

Is there a leper inside each of us?

“And a leper came to him, imploring him, and kneeling said to him, “If you will, you can make me clean.”  Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him and said to him, “I will; be clean.”  And immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean.  And Jesus sternly chargedContinue reading “Is there a leper inside each of us?”