The Journey Inward How We Might Identify With Jesus?
Last updated 6/2/2021 at 3:10pm
All four of the canonical Gospels describe the ministry of Jesus as a time of intense and mounting tension, culminating in his death on the cross. Jesus is depicted in conflict with the religious leaders of his people, whose narrow interpretation of the law and whose legalistic view of religion he opposes vigorously (Mt 5:21-48; Mk 7:1-23).
He conflicts with the crowds he draws, whose popular desire to elevate him to messianic status he firmly rejects (Lk 2:41-52); that includes his disciples, whose persistent and frustrating misunder standings of his teachings he must repeatedly correct...