Jesus often challenged his followers to examine themselves with one crucial question: Do you understand?
Jesus was rejected for the good he did and those who follow him will face the same treatment. Instead of giving up or attacking those who attacked him, Jesus overcame by persisting in doing good. Those who follow him must do the same.
Mark 5 tells us one of the most important truths anyone could ever know about Jesus: Yes, he cares.
Jesus\’ parables and miracles point toward one core element that makes his kingdom truly great: power.
Jesus has opened his family to all who wish to be in it, but that open invitation is only for those who seek the will of God as revealed in the Word of the Gospel.
The Scribes and Pharisees opposed Jesus at every turn. He kept doing what was right in his Father\’s eyes for the good of the people.
All that Jesus did and taught was to bring salvation and healing for sin-sick sinners.
9 As Jesus passed on from there, he saw a man called Matthew sitting at the tax booth, and he said to him, “Follow me.” And he rose and followed him. 10 And as Jesus reclined at table in the house, behold, many tax collectors and sinners came and were reclining with Jesus and his disciples. 11 And when the Pharisees saw this, …