The Lord delivers those in peril on the water & Jesus calms the sea and casts out Legion
Learning about God's Plan for Salvation at South Shore Trinity Lutheran Church
Real wind and waves as well as the figurative wind and waves in our lives, can threaten to overwhelm us at times. This week Jesus saves both the disciples and the crowd from serious and at possibly times life threatening problems. Through these readings we learn to rely on Christ when the storms of our lives threaten to destroy us but we also learn that Jesus is much more than a get-out-of-jail-free-card. He is the very Bread of life. He feeds and saves our souls, something much greater than even physical deliverance.
The Parable of the Sower
Jesus eats with Simon the Pharisee
John has a question and Jesus answers John by fulfilling this verse & John the Baptist questions Jesus
¨ Jesus heals the Centurion’s servant and raises the Widow’s son.
Sermon on the Mount (Part 2)
The Messiah will bless those who suffer & Sermon on the Mount (Part 1)
Jesus chooses His disciples
Jesus definitely was not the Person people thought the Messiah should be. In multiple readings this week Jesus does and says the exact opposite of what people expected. He chooses disciples from among the uneducated and outcasts. He teaches that in the kingdom of God the oppressed and hurting will be blessed. He even surprises John the Baptist by not being the type of Messiah that John had expected.
The good news for us is that even though Jesus may not have been the type of Messiah humanity expected or wanted, He was and is the type of Messiah we needed. We really don’t need another politician or self-help guru. We need a perfect Savior, a Redeemer, who would die for our sins and give us new life. Jesus offers us a new life based on God’s love for us and not the worthless things which this world values so highly.
The Disciples pick grain on the Sabbath
Moses predicts Jesus coming and that Jesus would use Moses against the Pharisees & Who is Jesus?
Jesus heals the man at Bethesda
Jesus calls Levi (AKA Matthew)
Who is it that forgives Sins – God alone & “Now those are true friends.”
Miraculous catch of fish
Jesus shows that He has power over demons and mothers-in-law
One of the proofs that Jesus is who He says He is are the miracles which He performs. In our readings over the next few days Jesus shows His power over demons, sickness, nature, handicaps, manmade religious laws and sin. All of this is to show that not only is He a prophet but He is much more. He is the God who created all things and has now entered His creation to save it.
What is the Messiah going to do? & “Aren’t you that snot-nosed Kid Who grew up here?”
The Lord is the Bridegroom, AKA the Husband & John gives witness to Jesus again