Press On

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Some religious leaders came to Jesus and warned him, “Leave this place and go somewhere else. Herod wants to kill you.”

Jesus didn’t run and hide. Here’s what he said in response:

The Narrow Door

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Jesus traveled from town to town, teaching as he made his way again to Jerusalem.

Someone asked him, “Lord, are only a few people going to be saved?”┬áHere was his response:

“I and the Father are one.”

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It was winter and Jesus was at the Festival of Dedication (or, in Hebrew, Hanukkah) in Jerusalem. He was walking in Solomon’s Colonnade in the temple courts.

Some religious leaders gathered around him, saying, “How long will you keep us in suspense. If you are Messiah, tell us plainly.”

Here’s how Jesus responded:

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: