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Know God in a Year #6 Emotional Filters are Strong

05/10/2020

Emotional filters keep us from hearing and seeing what’s right in front of us. That’s how the Jewish religion could be all about the Messiah and yet miss him. Their religion was tweaked by the pain of being conquered and controlled by the Romans. It made them long for physical and political rescue. Some records […]

#37 Messiah is Here!

06/03/2013

John hasn’t seen Jesus since he baptized Him–over five weeks. Impatiently he’s waited for Jesus to declare himself the Messiah or give some sign to the people, but nothing. Finally, as scribes question, he sees Him among the crowd, pale, thin, haggard, even. John alone recognizes the Messiah, and he can’t help himself, it’s as if […]

#36 Not what they Wanted

06/02/2013

While Jesus was gone, John was drawn back to the prophecies in Isaiah. His own words “Lamb of God” had surprised him, and had put new meaning on Messiah’s work, and though he still didn’t understand that the Christ’s suffering ministry preceded a later, conquering one, he knew there was more than he realized. The […]