THE CONSPIRACY to kill Jesus of Nazareth begins to gain momentum as the Pharisees begin to look for reasons to stone him. We also discuss the disbelief of his brothers and why Jesus’ reference to Psalm 82 does not debunk the Divine Council paradigm.
JESUS’ MINISTRY of healing and casting out demons is a key part of our New Testament study today. But more important, and the reason for the miracles, is the clear message that Jesus did, in fact, claim to be divine.
TODAY WE encounter the Devil as Jesus is led into the desert for 40 days and then tempted — or, more accurately, tested. Thankfully, Jesus resisted the snares of physical gratification (bread), public acclaim, and earthly power.