But to those called by God to salvation, both Jews and Gentiles, Christ is the power of God and the wisdom of God. This foolish plan of God is wiser than the wisest of human plans, and God’s weakness is stronger than the greatest of human strength.
After six days Jesus took Peter, James and John with him and led them up a high mountain, where they were all alone. There he was transfigured before them. His clothes became dazzling white, whiter than anyone in the world could bleach them. And there appeared before them Elijah and Moses, who were talking with Jesus.
So when they continued asking Him, He raised Himself up and said to them, “He who is without sin among you, let him throw a stone at her first.” And again He stooped down and wrote on the ground. Then those who heard it, being convicted by their conscience, went out one by one, beginning with the oldest even to the last. And Jesus was left alone, and the woman standing in the midst.
And being assembled together with them, He commanded them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the Promise of the Father, “which,” He said, “you have heard from Me; for John truly baptized with water, but you shall be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.”
Jesus stepped into a boat, crossed over and came to his own town. 2 Some men brought to him a paralyzed man, lying on a mat. When Jesus saw their faith, he said to the man, “Take heart, son; your sins are forgiven.”
There is a transition made in the New Testament. Old Testament is the protection and preservation of Israel, the promises of God made to Adam, Noah, Abraham, Moses, and David, all made with the promise of a rescuer, a Messiah. Jesus claims to be THAT Messiah!
“Teacher, which is the most important commandment in the law of Moses?”
R-eveal- v-18; E-ager- vs-19-20; N-ow- vs-23-25; E-nabled- v-26; W-ork to do
The priests, the Levites, the gatekeepers, the musicians and the temple servants, along with certain of the people and the rest of the Israelites, settled in their own towns. When the seventh month came and the Israelites had settled in their towns,
I was tempted to title this sermon “Ugly Miracles” due to the graphic picture being posed. Let’s be honest, if we would have witnessed this firsthand, it may have hit us differently than just reading the story.