So now, after all this time, Jesus puts the question to his disciples, “who do you say that I am?” And Peter answers for all twelve of the apostles. Jesus, you are the Christ. Right answer! Way to go Peter. Maybe if only Peter had simply stopped right there. But Peter doesn’t stop, and Peter […]
Who Is This Man
The disciples didn’t remember how Jesus had miraculously provided enough food for 5000 people. Or if they did remember, they couldn’t connect Jesus’ ability to provide back then, with his ability to provide food for 4000 people now. What’s wrong with those disciples?
The good news, or gospel of Jesus is the power of God for the salvation of all who believe, first for the Jew, and then for the Gentile. So, the Jews are the first recipients of gospel, but not the sole recipients of the gospel. Do you discern the difference? The promise has always been a […]
Do you see that the Pharisees . . . They are about to cancel Jesus. They find the behavior of Jesus’ followers, and so really the behavior of Jesus, objectionable and offensive. They are about to cancel Jesus, and anyone who dares to ally themselves with Jesus. But Jesus is not about to roll over and let himself and his followers be cancelled by these Pharisees and scribes.
The disciples did not have to find Jesus in the storm. Instead, Jesus found them. This is incredibly comforting – when a storm rolls into your life, Jesus rolls in to help you in it. And Jesus is bigger than your storm. This storm was bigger than the disciples could handle, but Jesus was bigger […]
Mark 6 captures the origin of these two common sayings. The first is: A prophet is without honor in his . . . hometown. And the second is: Bring me his head on a . . . platter. A prophet without honor in his hometown . . . That’s a reference to Jesus’ reception, or […]