Before God sends a man He brings that man up to Himself. In going to God first that man will then be better fit to go to man for God.
The more Jesus revealed who He was, the more they revealed who they were. Read more
They owed their obedience to Him because they owed their existence to Him Read more
He is the One who satisfies all our needs, and He is the source of our surpassing joy. He is the One who feasts with us, and, He is the reason for our feasting.
So Levi-Matthew got up. It’s a statement of his faith. The calculation was not on a spreadsheet, but, in his heart, and he knew that following Jesus was a win by far. Somehow this Galilean prophet was worth more than everything he had swindled and cheated his fellow Jews out of (Php. 3:7-9)
“So that you may know that the Son of Man has authority on earth to forgive sins”
Mark writes his Gospel in a way that really brings out the heart of Jesus in all His actions. Read more