The Crowd Was Divided Over Jesus

In today’s Bible reading, John makes a stunning observation. “So the crowd was divided because of him.” John 7:43 (CSB) John wins the title, “Captain Obvious” for this one! Many today will say that Christians need to be more like Jesus: more peaceful, more inclusive, less judgmental, and less divisive. “Don’t assume that I came…

Awe-Inspiring

In today’s Bible reading, we see two things that are called, “awe-inspiring”: an awe-inspiring sign in heaven (v. 1) and the awe-inspiring works of God (v. 3). Awe is a word that is foreign to many Believers. We just don’t see things as being “awe-inspiring”. The things of God tend to be, quite frankly, normal….

The Crowd Was Divided Over Jesus

In today’s Bible reading, John makes a stunning observation. “So the crowd was divided because of him.” John 7:43 (CSB) John wins the title, “Captain Obvious” for this one! Many today will say that Christians need to be more like Jesus: more peaceful, more inclusive, less judgmental, and less divisive. “Don’t assume that I came…

Real History, Real People

We begin to read through Matthew’s Gospel in today’s Bible reading. I like how Matthew begins his gospel grounding Jesus in his lineage. Jesus doesn’t just drop out of the sky. He doesn’t just appear on the scene. He was born just like every other human being has been born. Matthew doesn’t gloss over some…