Whom do we receive?

To whom can we show Jesus’ kindness? Tax collectors and other notorious sinners often came to listen to Jesus teach. This made the Pharisees … complain that he was associating with such sinful people—even eating with them! Luke 15:1-2 Our society seems caught in a trap of polarised views. Each side has its legalistic lines … Continue reading Whom do we receive?

Feeling useless?

These Covid months ask much of us, it is tough interacting online and being held from our loved ones. How does Jesus look at those who ask for strength? Look at my servant, whom I strengthen. He is my chosen one, who pleases me. Isaiah 42:1 Jesus looks with pleasure on us who feel so … Continue reading Feeling useless?

Overcome shame

We think of shame as something bad that Jesus would never have experienced, yet, … For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. Hebrews 12:2 You don’t scorn something you don’t experience. Jesus was nailed naked to a … Continue reading Overcome shame

Empowered?

Why does Luke emphasis that Jesus was filled with the Holy Spirit’s power? Surely as the Son of God that’s obvious. Yet, Jesus returned to Galilee, filled with the Holy Spirit’s power.   Luke 4:14 After being in the wilderness fasting forty days and been tempted by the devil Jesus should be weary. So, anything … Continue reading Empowered?

What is faith?

Jesus’ faith held to some absolute certainties. Jesus looked up to heaven and said, “Father, thank you for hearing me. You always hear me, …” John 11:41-42 This does not mean Jesus always got what he wanted. Jesus left that place and went to the vicinity of Tyre.  He entered a house and did not … Continue reading What is faith?