Revealing the Father, through the Son, To Babes The end of Matthew 11 "At that time Jesus declared, 'I thank you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to little children; yes, Father, for such was your gracious will. All things have been handed … Continue reading The Supremacy of the Simple-minded
A Generational Divide; Miracles Still in Matthew 11 (also mentioned in Luke 10, but in a slightly different manner and context): "Then He began to reproach the cities in which most of His miracles were done, because they did not repent. “Woe to you, Chorazin! Woe to you, Bethsaida! For if the miracles had occurred … Continue reading Just Judgement of Jesus
Keepin' it Real Continuing in Matthew 11, where Jesus is speaking to the people who remain after the disciples of John were sent back to John to give an accurate account of all Jesus was doing. "And if you are willing to accept it, John himself is Elijah who was to come. “He who has ears to hear, … Continue reading Dancing, Dining, Drinking, Dirges, Demons, Drunkards and the Double Standard
And Why Did You Go Out? Matthew 11:2ish-15 "Now when John in prison heard of the works of Christ, he sent word by his disciples, and said to Him, “Are You the Expected One, or shall we look for someone else?” And Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and report to John what you … Continue reading What Did You Go Out To See?
The Baptist Bemused? Matthew 11: 1-9ish "When Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he went on from there to teach and preach in their cities." "Now when John heard in prison about the deeds of the Christ, he sent word by his disciples and said to him, 'Are you the one who is to come, … Continue reading Should We Search for Someone Else?
Finishing off Matthew 10, Jesus is still talking to the twelve: “Do not think that I came to bring peace on the earth; I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. “For I came to SET A MAN AGAINST HIS FATHER, AND A DAUGHTER AGAINST HER MOTHER, AND A DAUGHTER-IN-LAW AGAINST HER MOTHER-IN-LAW; … Continue reading Fearless Followers
Lord Up, Disciples Jesus speaking; as recorded by Matthew: "A disciple is not above his teacher, nor a servant above his master. It is enough for the disciple to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master. If they have called the master of the house Beelzebul, how much more will they malign those of his … Continue reading Power to Proclaim