April, 2012 (4)
We continue to think about ways in which people evade the challenge of Jesus. Jesus spoke about matters of the heart: love for God, concern for justice. But the Pharisees cared only about externals. Providing they kept outward rules, they were sure they were safe.
I have in front of me a little booklet. It was given to me after last Sunday evening’s service. A booklet of daily Bible devotional readings mainly from John's gospel or Acts...
Jesus confronted his hearers with the clearest, most direct words possible. Yet they managed to find ways of evading what he said.
Jesus is plunged into black darkness as the whole weight of God's anger against sin crushes him. Yet at the end of it all he still cries out 'My God, My God'. One man recognises how remarkable his death is and realises just who this dying man is.