Posts Tagged ‘Jesus’ family defined’

Luke 8:19-21 His Family

The Family of God

The Family of God

Luke shares with us today yet another familiar story. This story is about Jesus and His two families. He has an Earthly family and a Heavenly family. Part of Jesus’ Heavenly family was on Earth with Him. He defines them today in His lesson to the crowd.

When Jesus’ Earthly family showed up in our story they are there to take Him away. They don’t want to embarrass Him in front of all His followers. They also can’t get into where He is. So they send someone to ask Him to come outside and talk to them.

Everything He had been doing since entering His public ministry was straining their patience. His brothers and sisters didn’t believe He was who He said He was. Somehow they had even convinced His mother to go along with them. Was there something specific He did that pushed them over the edge? Was Mary for concerned with how the crowd was impacting His daily activities or His claims? Jesus was being hounded by the crowds wherever He went. He didn’t have any privacy. He had little time to Himself and was even interrupted when trying to eat. Did Mary have concerns for His health because of His “work load?” Read more »

Mark 3:31-35 Who’s My Mother?

Who is in your family?

Who is in your family?

We join Jesus today as He is in a group of people when His mother and brothers show up to take Him home. They set out to “seize” Him in verse 21. Now they are at the door and “want a word with Him.”

Jesus’ family set out from Nazareth a couple of days ago. They think He has gone nuts and they mean to drag Him home where they can tend to Him and make Him behave. They really did love Him; they simply didn’t believe He was who he said He was. Read more »