When Someone Hurts You Part 1

Matthew 26:1-16 Read the New Testament in a Year: Romans 9:19-33 Have you ever been falsely accused or betrayed by a friend? Have you had people plotting against you? Or have you ever experienced some other form of personal hostility? Jesus experienced all these...

The Leadership Style of Jesus Part 3

Matthew 23:25-39 Read the New Testament in a Year: Romans 6:1-14 For the last two days, we have looked at six characteristics of Jesus and leadership that included, Integrity, Authenticity, Humility, Compassion, Vision and Focus. Today we’ll look at Generosity....

The Leadership Style of Jesus Part 2

Matthew 23:13-24 Read the New Testament in a Year: Romans 5:12-21 Yesterday we looked at three characteristics of Jesus and leadership that included, Integrity, Authenticity and Humility. Today we’ll look at three more. Compassion Jesus attacks the religious leaders...

The Leadership Style of Jesus Part 1

Matthew 23:1-12 Read the New Testament in a Year: Romans 5:1-11 Jesus attacks the religious leaders of his day with strong language: ‘You snakes! You brood of vipers!’ (v.33). This language would have come as a complete shock. They were highly regarded, respectable...

So Simple A Caveman Could Do It

Matthew 22:34-46 Read the New Testament in a Year: Romans 4 Prioritize love for God and others Then, the Pharisees come up with a test question to which Jesus gives a brilliant answer, which goes to the heart of the whole of the Old Testament: love God (‘with all your...

Victory over your critics

Matthew 22:15-33 Read the New Testament in a Year: Romans 3 Jesus’ opponents interrogate Jesus with three questions: a trap, a trick and a test (vv.17,23,35). Each time, he is victorious and gives an answer that not only amazes (v.22) and astonishes (v.33), but also...
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