Posts tagged ‘Pharisee’

Why Was Jesus Tortured?

Have you ever wondered why Jesus had to be tortured so mercilessly before dying to forgive our sins? I have. Today I got a glimpse into this. Read more…

The Truth About Your Father

Jesus was in a debate with the Pharisees. Remember, Pharisees were laypeople who wanted to protect their religion from foreign culture and other religions. Read more…

All Out or Just Maybe?

Sometimes we get priorities mixed up. Like, is right always right or only when it is also acceptable? Read more…

Holy Oops

This is Holy Week. That seems a good time to look at how Jesus challenged followers to live. While we sometimes become the praying Pharisee, Jesus expected something else. Read more…

Carry Each Other’s Burdens

Jesus makes light the burdens of trouble. Put your shoulder to the plow Jesus offers and get so much help it feels like you don’t have a yoke on at all. “Come to me, all who are tired from carrying heavy loads, and I will give you rest. Place my yoke over your shoulders, and learn from me, because I am gentle and humble. Then you will find rest for yourselves because my yoke is easy and my burden is light” (Matthew 11:28-30 God’s Word). Read more…

Speak, Lord. I’m Listening

No matter how often I read about it I am shaken, startled, and saddened at the response of religious people to the work of God. Jesus healed a man speechless because of a demon of silence. When the man spoke the religious people (the ones who go to church service and sit on committees and contribute to new furnaces and a roof or two) condemned Jesus. Read more…

Power Politics Are Tough

For a third time I look at that extraordinary account in John 11 of the official response to the power Jesus displayed. Read more…