What, me worry? | Questions Jesus Asked 15

Can any of you by worrying add a single moment to your lifespan? Matt 6:27 Are you in a critical situation? That must mean it’s… time to worry and fret! That’s how it seems to work. Although we seldom worry about things that (we think) are totally under our control… we figure that smart, resolute…

What do you need to LIVE? | Questions Jesus Asked #14

Why are we spending all this time looking at “Questions Jesus Asked”? Jesus is often set forth as a “great moral teacher.” As we who follow Jesus into the world seek to imitate him, we can all too easily envision that process as requiring us to “teach” – which we often assume means to bring…

Who do you love? | Questions Jesus Asked – 13

“If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you?” (Luke 6) Jesus continues… For even sinners love those who love them.  If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.  If you lend to those from whom you…

When is a believer not a believer? | Questions Jesus Asked 11

If you do not believe Moses’ writings how will you believe me? (John 5:47) Jesus has just been speaking about “accepting” praise from “peers” as opposed to “seeking” it from God. These peers were those who were assigned with “policing religious orthodoxy.” Jesus’ curing of a man’s impairment has taken place on a day that…

Questions Jesus Asked 9 | I would have thought that was obvious…

Do you want to be well? (John 5:6) Jesus has arrived to Jerusalem for a festival and stops off at the pool of Bethesda, the “house of mercy.” There he sees a man who has been bedridden for thirty-eight years. That tells us that he’s no spring chicken – by the standards of the day, he was…

Questions Jesus Asked 8 | The Horizons of Possibility

Do you believe that I am able to do this? Matthew 9.28  A pair of men who are visually impaired see a golden opportunity – a teacher, whose reputation for performing miraculous healings is growing like wildfire, just happens to be passing by. Approaching him, they cry out, “Have mercy on us,” calling out to…