You will do greater things than these. Jesus said that to his disciples. To the ordinary men and women who followed his teaching and tried hard to live the way…
How would you feel if someone you looked up to, someone you thought was, well, perfect, turned out to be less than you had hoped for?
Today Stewart explores Matthew 21:23-32 where Jesus tells a story about two brothers to call out the hypocrisy of the religious leaders... and us.
Stewart Cutler explores the feeding of the 5,000 in Matthew 14: 13-21 and discovers it might tell us much more about ourselves than we imagine.
Repent means 'to see things in a new way, as they really are'. So when Jesus asks some fishermen to follow him he is helping them to repent, to see the kingdom of God which is close by. Following Jesus is an invitation to live into that new way of being.
When the people returned from exile they rebuilt... but things were not the same as they had been. A new community needed new foundations, just like the new Temple would.