Jesus is tackling sinful pride in his disciples which is leading them to mistreat others whom he would value and love. So he speaks firmly to the twelve. They have to change their mindset to one of humility and self-sacrifice,
Jesus is trying hard to get his disciples to see the principle of “strength in weakness”. This is God’s plan for his people. Jesus is going to be handed over to be murdered, but God will raise him up again.
Recent events at a synagogue stir interest in Jesus, but he won’t play to the crowds. He heads to the private residence of Simon and Andrew, even though it is currently a place of sickness. There he touchingly heals Simon’s
The big issue which triggers the note we know as Philemon is slavery: Paul is sending a slave back to his master. So what do we need to know about slavery which helps us to understand Paul’s approach? This sermon