Jesus grew angry (Mark 3)

As Jesus and the disciples practiced weekly sabbath, they worshipped alongside a person with a paralyzed hand. Now because of the paralyzed hand, the person was only half welcomed at church. They could attend, but not lead worship; this was true for women, blind people, and many others. (Leviticus 21) The religious leaders watched Jesus […]

Keep standing

An abridged ending to Ephesians might read: “Finally, siblings, be strengthened by the Lord and stand!  Stand. You can stand.  Hang in there! Keep praying!  Pray for confidence to keep at it. Let us find peace, love, and faith in Christ.”   The writer of Ephessians reminds us that the Apostle of Paul was imprisoned for […]