Jesus tells his disciples he's going to Jerusalem, and he tells them exactly what is about to happen: he will be betrayed by one of them, handed over and crucified, but he will rise from the dead on the third day. In today's Journey Bible Project Blog, watch how the disciples respond to this news.
Jesus doesn't talk about every detail of life so that we can somehow program our relationships and religious practices. He instead teaches how to fulfill the law in a way of the Spirit, what Jesus and Paul call the more "perfect" way of love that uses wisdom, compassion, and justice in everything. In today's Journey Bible blog, Greg Taylor discusses how Jesus deals with the thorny issues of divorce and marriage.
Why are children so important to Jesus? In today's Journey Bible Project blog, Greg Taylor explains why children are part of the kingdom vision of Jesus.
In today's Journey Bible Project blog post, Jesus takes his inner circle of three disciples up to a mountain where his appearance is changed. This has traditionally been called the "Transfiguration," but what is it and why does this event matter so much?
In today's Journey Bible Project blog post, Jesus warns his disciples to watch out for the "leaven" of the Pharisees, and he tells the Pharisees who look for a sign and ignore the great miracles around them -- so they only proof they will get is the sign of Jonah! What does this sign mean and what is the symbol of leaven in the Jewish world view?
In today's Journey Bible Project blog Greg Taylor introduces an important teaching of Jesus about how our physical, social, and moral disgust plays into the way we treat others. Along with today's reading of Matthew 15, Greg also recommends you read the book, Unclean, by Richard Beck.
One of the most inspiring faith and flop stories in Matthew's Gospel story is Peter trying to walk on the water. We can't get our minds around walking on water, but Peter could, then he saw the waves. Read about what happens next in today's Journey Bible Project blog.
Often when Jesus saw the crowds he had compassion on them and healed their sick and fed them. This time he tells his disciples to feed them. In today's Journey Bible Project blog, watch how Jesus empowers his disciples to feed the multitudes. Who is Jesus telling you to feed?
What if you were a doctor and you spent your whole life dedicated to people finding wholeness and healing? And all you could think about was how a few people want to sue you for your missteps. That's modern day doctors. Jesus healed and a certain group of religious and political people wanted him dead. But he told them someone greater than their plots and places of power was among them.