These days a lot of people don’t consider Sunday a holy day. But holiness shows on the outside, and it must come from the inside as well. In Matthew 12, the Lord spoke of honoring this day as the Pharisees would try to complain about him, by saying “how come your disciples don’t wash their hands before they eat or they don’t consider the sabbath?” The Lord responded with the true meaning of the Sunday. “I desire mercy, not sacrifice.” Have you wondered what mercy and sacrifice means, and what the Lord......
In Matthew 12, the Pharisees criticized the disciples for picking grains on the Sabbath. According to the Jewish law, there is no work on the Sabbath day, because it is for prayers and rest. You have to honor the day of the Lord. “How do you allow your disciples to do what is not lawful to do on the Sabbath?” they asked. Jesus said do you remember that one day David gave food to people? I am very happy you memorized the law. But don’t try to find someone who made a......
Today’s gospel from Luke 11 speaks about 2 things. First, he speaks about the importance of prayer and to keep asking. And second, the importance of being “one” – a divided house cannot stand. So what does it mean “a divided house cannot stand”? We see this passage in 3 different gospels in which our Lord Jesus Christ says this. Luke 11, Mark 3 and Matthew 12. In response to the Pharisees’ accusation that Jesus was casting out demons by the power of Satan. And Jesus responds, and his argument to the......