Wednesday in the Word with Krisan Marotta
In the raising of Jairus's daughter, we learn that death should no longer command fear and power over us, because we follow a savior with authority over death.
Jesus asked, "Who touched me?" In a metaphorical way, he asks it still. You can try to touch his robe and then run away. But if you do, you're missing the greatest gift of all: salvation.
In these stories, Jesus challenges the religious culture and practices of the Pharisees, not the Old Testament. His understanding is so fundamentally incompatible with the Pharisees that if he tried
Jesus sat and ate among the tax collectors with the message, repent for the kingdom of God is at hand and that is a message we do well to share. The most loving thing we can do is to help people deal
Jesus demonstrates that he has authority from God to forgive sins by calling upon the power of God to heal the paralytic. In addition to the faith of the paralytic, the miracles support our faith by
When Jesus heals the demoniacs, we learn Jesus has God-given authority over the powers of darkness and evil. In the last podcast, we saw that Jesus has God-given authority over the power of nature.
When he calms the storm, we learn Jesus brings the power of God to rescue His people from the vast destructive forces of nature. The miracles of Jesus have a message: Jesus brings the mercy of God fo
Matthew introduces us to two potential disciples. One says: "I will follow Jesus if it pays off now." The other says: "Now is paying off, I’ll follow Jesus later." The opportunity to decide to foll
Through these miraculous healing, Jesus physically demonstrates that he came to rescue us from our ultimate suffering which is rooted in our sin and our guilt.
Matthew has just quoted Jesus as claiming to have authority from God. Now he turns our attention to how Jesus acts with God's authority, by performing miracles only God can perform. These miracles c