Today we looked at the question asked of Jesus as he taught in the temple: “by what authority are you teaching these things?” The Pharisees were hoping for Jesus to incriminate himself out of his own mouth, but instead he asked them his own question in return. How often have we asked a question not genuinely seeking an answer for ourselves, but seeking an opportunity to score points? But here Jesus quickly established the heart of the Pharisees’ concern – and it was not to seek the truth for themselves. Listen to or download today’s talk here.
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This is a very familiar passage, describing the question of Thomas to Jesus described in John’s gospel (chapter 14). Jesus has been reassuring his disciples that he is going to prepare them a place — but then they ask, “How shall we know how to get there?”. There follows a deeply unfashionable answer: “I am the only way to the Father”. Listen to or download Jonathan’s talk here. Following the talk, we listened to Casting Crowns perform the song “Just be held“.
Today Peter addressed the question asked of Jesus: how many times should I forgive my brother? This has important implications for our own behaviour, especially within the church. A good place to start is to consider the number of times we ourselves have been forgiven. Listen to or download his talk here.
Today Barry took us through the encounter of Nicodemus with Jesus in the gospel of John. Nicodemus, a Pharisee, had studied the Law of Moses in depth throughout his life, but in Jesus he was being presented with something that went beyond compliance with a book of rules. Listen to or download Barry’s words here.
Today Jonathan spoke to us about another person who asked Jesus questions: this time the Samaritan woman who met Jesus at Jacob’s well in the middle of the day. They spoke initially about water, but the conversation led on in directions that the woman never expected. Listen to or download Jonathan’s talk here.
(Apologies are due for the poor sound quality. Sorry!)
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