The religious leaders of Jesus’ day were fond of demanding absolute, unquestioning obedience. They had laid down the law and, as they punctiliously obeyed their own rules, they demanded that their hearers do the same. They expected adherence to their own standard of righteousness. Jesus,
Though it was yet fairly early in his ministry, Jesus was already gaining a reputation for challenging the religious traditions of the Jewish leaders. To some, it might have appeared that Jesus was an up-and-coming rabbi who was cavalier in his approach to religious tradition.
Even for those who us who have never seen the film, William Wallace’s freedom speech in Braveheart has been immortalised in memes and video clips across the Internet. You may be able to picture Mel Gibson, in full blue-and-white war paint and traditional attire, rallying
Psalm 139 is one of the better-loved psalms. If we study it from a purely theological standpoint, we might call it the “omni” psalm, because it is one of the primary texts in Scripture that clearly teach divine omnipotence, omniscience, and omnipresence. These are theological