Posts Tagged ‘Jesus promises the sign of Jonah’

Luke 11:29-32 One Final Sign

A whale of a tale and a promise too

A whale of a tale and a promise too

Jesus is continuing to draw crowds of ever increasing size. These crowds, especially the religious leaders, want a “sign.” HELLO! What has He been giving you all this time? So Jesus promises them one specific sign. He also condemns them for not believing the signs they were already receiving.

Jesus has been healing people, setting them free of demons, raising the dead and feeding MULTITUDES with next to nothing in plain view of everyone. Privately with His disciples He has also walked on water and calmed the storm. If these weren’t signs that He was sent by God what were they? Read more »

Matthew 16:1-4 The Pharisees Want a Sign

View by the Sea of Galilee

View by the Sea of Galilee

Jesus has just come off the mountaintop and He and His disciples headed to another seaport town on the Sea of Galilee named Magadan. When I Googled this town, Daily Bible Study tells me it might actually be the same town Mary Magdalene came from. Upon arrival, they meet the Pharisees again. I wonder if this group is made up of the same men as Jesus has encountered before. Was there a group assigned to follow Him wherever He went, or is every encounter filled with new faces? Jesus’ short answer to them this time leads me to believe at least some of them were familiar faces and had asked the same question of Him before.

Matthew doesn’t tell us of any miracles or teaching Jesus did while in this area. We are only told of this one encounter while ashore. I wonder if that means that Jesus and His group just stopped off for a quick moment or if whatever else happened there was so routine that it simply didn’t get mentioned. Why did Jesus come to this town in the first place? Is it possible that Jesus stopped here for some alone time after His three day marathon meeting? Did the Pharisees appearance prompt Jesus’ departure from the Read more »