This exhortation is on the compelling and irresistible Jesus Christ, his revelation and the church of God.
Scripture: Matthew 16:16-19, Isaiah 44, Isaiah 9, Isaiah 61, Hebrews 13.8, Mark 13:31, Romans 8.28-32
Already very well known as a most unusual teacher, healer, it was a settled fact that Jesus was an actual modern day miracle worker. An authoritative figure and religious character, he was obsessed with fervently preaching and speaking about the kingdom of heaven. Everything he did was just too perplexing for the custodians of the laws and scriptures. With unusual explanations, revolutionary understanding and ‘strange and radical’ interpretation of the law, they had no doubt there was something so significant about him they needed to do something to stop this man. The Pharisees and Sadducees were being confronted with evidence that Jesus knew more about their God and creator and had far greater access compared to them, the well established, recognised bona-fide authorities of the religious establishment. Read More