John’s two disciples found Jesus and said to him, “John the Baptist sent us to ask, ‘Are you the Messiah we’ve been expecting, or should we keep looking for someone else? At that very time, Jesus cured many people of their diseases, illnesses, and evil spirits, and he restored sight to many who were blind. … Continue reading Is Jesus the One?
Luke 4:28 NIV All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this. What made the people so angry? I believe there were a number of reasons. But first read the passage in Luke 4 which describes Jesus' first sermon in Nazareth. Offended First, they were offended by what Jesus said about himself. … Continue reading The trap of unbelief
People responding to Jesus' first recorded sermon: All spoke well of him and were amazed at the gracious words that came from his lips. “Isn’t this Joseph’s son?” they asked... Luke 4:22 NIV A little way further into the same sermon: All the people in the synagogue were furious when they heard this. They got up, … Continue reading Jesus’ first sermon?
Immediately his mouth was opened and his tongue set free, and he began to speak, praising God. (Luke 1:64 NIV) For nine months Elizabeth had lived with a husband who could not speak. By the time he returned from his priest’s duties in Jerusalem she had already heard the rumours, that her husband … Continue reading Zechariah’s second chance