Monthly Archives: April 2016

20. Like Jesus: Love as a verb

Every Jew in Jesus time recited the Shema, (named  so after the first word of the text in Hebrew) often more than once a day as we find it in Deuteronomy :” Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the … Continue reading

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19. Passion instead of ambition?

Upside down again? Jesus did not have any ambition to become the king of Israel, although many of his followers thought that he would be the perfect candidate to call the nation to arms, chase the Romans into the sea … Continue reading

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18. Kingdom culture

You will remember that the issue of relationships was the very first on the agenda when Jesus started to disciple his group: the brother, the irritating person, the marriage partner and even the enemy. In this passage Jesus took his … Continue reading

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17. Fourth checkpoint

At the fourth checkpoint the focus shifted to Jesus ‘identity as the son of the Father in heaven. Peter already had some insight in his rabbi’s identity in Matthew 16:13-20. Jesus announced his coming death and resurrection and just after … Continue reading

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16. Impact

How do you make a positive contribution in the community where you live or work? Background: You will have to use your imagination again. Parables work much more than a picture that is painted than a mathematical formula that can … Continue reading

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