Posts tagged Christians
In Matthew 27:44, the chief priest, scribes, and Pharisees continued to say, “He trusts in God; let God rescue Him now, if He delights in Him; for He said, ‘I am the Son of God.’”
A big misconception the world has (as well as many believers) is since God does not rescue us from a certain situation, He does not delight in us. A couple of words the human mind and heart passionately hates is submission and surrender. We hate to wave the white flag. What does it mean to call Jesus our Lord? Well, it means we give all that we have to Him; we give More >
In Matthew 21:23, when Jesus came into the temple, the chief priests and the elders of the people confronted Him as He was teaching, and said, “By what authority are You doing these things? And who gave You this authority?”
Here we go again! Seems like this question always comes up by these same people. I wonder if Jesus ever gets tired of hearing the same question from the same people on a regular basis. His mighty works speak for themselves yet it is never enough for the world to accept. We see people everyday trying to deny who Jesus is More >
In Matthew 27:42, the chief priest and the elders were mocking Jesus by saying, “He saved others; He cannot save Himself. He is the King of Israel; let Him now come down from the cross, and we will believe in Him.”
Many people want to believe in the God on their own terms. However, when we sign a contract for a loan, a credit card, or any other agreement, it is usually on terms of the person providing service. God says salvation is on HIS terms. Salvation comes through the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. People like to ridicule God for the good things that More >
In Matthew 27:41, in the same way soldiers and gentiles were mocking Jesus, the chief priests along with the scribes and elders were mocking Him too.
It is one thing when the world who wants to rid itself of God mocks and insults Him. However, when the religious people who claim to know God act worse than the world, we end up with the worse possible scenario. It’s not a big problem when the world speaks lies about God. It does make our stomach turn but what can we really expect from lost people? They don’t know any better. It gets really bad when the More >
In Matthew 21:21, Jesus answered and said to them, “Assuredly, I say to you, if you have faith and do not doubt, you will not only do what was done to the fig tree, but also if you say to this mountain, ‘Be removed and be cast into the sea,’ it will be done.”
Faith! What an interesting thing. It has been altered so much that it loses its true meaning. Hebrews 11:1 defines faith as the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen. We hear so many times to “just have faith.” However, faith in what? More >
Matthew 27:40, those who were passing by hurling abuse as Jesus were saying, “You who are going to destroy the temple and rebuild it in three days, save Yourself! If You are the Son of God, come down from the cross.”
In our darkest nights, temptation is working at it’s best. In Luke 4:13, after the devil tried to tempt Jesus, it says the devil left Jesus until an opportune time. This seems to be the opportune time that Luke was referring to. After healing all their people, raising them from the dead, teaching them the ways of God, and even leaving His place in heaven to More >
In Matthew 21:20, when the disciples saw the fig tree wither away at Jesus’ command, they marveled, saying, “How did the fig tree wither away so soon?”
How long have the disciples been with Jesus? Yet, they still marvel at every miracle He performed. Although we know God can do all things, it is still marvelous to see how He works them out. We wait to see how God will handle the next obstacle we are faced with. God tests us to strengthen us. The same reason we were tested in school is the same reason God tests us. Do we know Him? Do we count More >
In Matthew 27:39, those passing by were hurling abuse at Him, wagging their heads.
If you go on any major news reporting website and click on any given article that allows commenting, you will find comments hurling abuse at God. While it may be a funny sight for God to see in ant-sized figure in the enormous universe He created wagging his head at Him, God is not laughing. In actuality, His heart is breaking for our rejection of Him. It is unimaginable how tough God’s job is. One of the most foolish statements people say today is, “If I were God…” To be More >
In Matthew 27:38, at the time of the crucifixion, two robbers were crucified with Jesus, one on the right and one on the left.
The respect there was for God back then was little to none. God in the flesh is being crucified with the common criminals. We hear commonly today if you believe in Jesus, then you are religious. That couldn’t be more wrong. Religion crucified Jesus. The more religious people become, the further they push God out of their lives and eventually out of society. Religion makes us dependent upon our abilities to fast, pray, tithe, attend church, and any More >
In Matthew 27:37, above Jesus’ head they put up the charge against Him which read, “THIS IS JESUS THE KING OF THE JEWS.”
Many people have a long list of reasons they hate God. God is constantly being tried in courtrooms and on news programs all over the world. The creation is trying to take the power from the Creator. The creation goes as far as to say, “We have no Creator.” If a child said this, we would say they are being foolish but when an adult says a statement like “nothing is really something,” it is classified as science and reasoning. It is More >