As a mathematician, inventor, and ruling elder in the Presbyterian Church in America, Mike Slay brings an analytical, conversational, and even whimsical approach to the daily study of God's Word.
but the Pharisees and the lawyers rejected the purpose of God for themselves.
Yet the one who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.
Seeing a dead man sit up and talk is pretty scary.
Jesus sets His disciples up for their coming persecution with the beatitudes and the command to love their enemies. He points out that some people call Him Lord yet don’t do what He commands. A Centurion understands what the disciples do not. This teaches the true meaning of the word Lord.
What does this Centurion know that no one else knows?
Is Jesus really your boss?
He said this to the disciples.
Jesus eats with sinners, doesn’t command his disciples to fast, heals on the Sabbath, and even claims to forgive sin. Then he prays all night before choosing his disciples. What’s He up to?