I could title this study something like, “Who’s the Boss?” for, fundamentally, that is what the religious leaders were asking. Jesus’ non-answer gave the answer: Jesus is. Christians need to remember this. Non-Christians need to know this. Everyone needs to submit to this. Jesus is
Browse the self-help section of any bookstore and you will discover that being “strong” and “assertive” is all the rage. I can’t recall ever seeing a best-seller promoting weakness as the way to succeed. The idea of admitting one’s incompetence is not really something that
Christianity promises a life of fulfilment and joy. In Philippians 4:10–19, Paul highlights four strategies to pursue joy as Christians: embracing selflessness; embracing contentment; embracing thankfulness; and embracing generosity.
In the healing of the man at the pool, Jesus clearly displayed his deity. At this time of the year, it is important for us to remember that Jesus was both fully God and fully man, a truth that this text highlights.