Jesus Heals and Forgives

Let us continue to look at how Jesus presented the kingdom of God as he spent time with people who others forgot in Luke chapter 7. There were two healings at Nain.  The widow who had already lost her husband has now lost her only son through that husband.  The...

Jesus and the Hemorrhaging Woman

Today we look at yet another example of how Jesus presented the kingdom of God in a way that would have been very unexpected at the time. The Woman’s Need The story of the hemorrhaging woman is well known.  It appears in all three of the synoptic gospels...

Jesus Heals at the Pools

Jesus was intentionally drawn to people that the religious establishment of his day neglected. Jesus remembered the forgotten people.  Let us discuss some examples. John’s gospel gives us the story at the Bethesda Pool.  Beth Eshdthayin (Aramaic) means,...

The Kingdom of God Announced

How did Jesus announce the Kingdom of God? After his wilderness experience of the temptations, Jesus returned to Galilee. He began to teach in the synagogues and was developing a favorable reputation. (Luke 4:14-15)  Then he went to Nazareth. Nazareth was a daughter...