Jesus Frees Us

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Jesus was teaching on a Sabbath in a synagogue. There was a woman there who had been crippled by an evil spirit for eighteen years. It was so bad that she was completely bent over and couldn’t straighten up at all.

Here’s what happened when Jesus saw her:

Repent or Perish

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Some religious people of Jesus’ day believed that calamities were the result of God’s disfavor. Jesus addressed that notion head-on by discussing two major events: (1) the massacre by the Romans of Galileans who had come to Jerusalem to worship and (2) the collapse of a tower in Siloam that killed eighteen people:

Division

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Today, Jesus offers some rather sobering words about his mission:

Be Ready

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Today, Jesus gives some rather direct and motivational instructions to his disciples:

Don’t Worry, Have Faith

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After telling the story of the rich fool, Jesus gave his disciples this really very extremely incredibly comforting message, reiterating some of his key themes from the Sermon on the Mount:

The Rich Fool

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A humongous crowd was listening to Jesus. A man shouted, “Teacher, please tell my brother to divide our father’s estate with me.”

Jesus responded with words I should read every .03 seconds:

Warnings and Encouragements

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A crowd of many thousands gathered around Jesus. He issued a number of important warnings and encouragements: