I am really enjoying church at the moment.
As I am speaking through the series on ‘who is Jesus’ it seems that God is speaking to me and revealing things to me that I had never considered before, or perhaps, had just not stopped to think about.
Jesus got mad, really mad.
I spoke from Mark 2, and the story of how Jesus got in trouble with the Pharisees because the disciples were picking grain on the Sabbat. Jesus brushes aside their concerns by referring to the precedent of David and the Holy bread. But I finished my message referring to the next story in Mark 3, where Jesus heals the man with the crippled hand, on the Sabbath, in direct, public, defiance of the mean spirited Pharisees. The Bible says he got mad, and the anger was something that was deep within him. What a hero!!
“He looked around at them angrily and was deeply saddened by their hard hearts. Then he said to the man, “Hold out your hand.” So the man held out his hand, and it was restored!”