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.
We're more like the Pharisees than we realize.
They're listening to the wrong song.
Tradition is good, but always consider scripture.
The eyes of the evil one are always on us.
Forget the numbers. Get to work.
The kingdom of God is like a mustard seed, not like Jack's beanstalk seeds.
Jesus says a number of frightening things. There will be division – father against son. To whom much is given, much will be required. You’re just as bad as those who were killed by Pilate (or by a falling tower). This is all quite shocking, but the disciples need this wake-up call.
But why does that make them hypocrites?
Jesus is talking about US.