scribes and Pharisees came to Jesus one day seeking a supernatural sign
that would prove He was the long-awaited Messiah. Jesus retorted that
the only sign they would get was that of the prophet Jonah. What He did
not mention was that it would not be provided until after the
crucifixion and resurrection.
The Son of God was incarnated into a human
body. Jesus was a man, but at the same time He was the second person of
the Godhead. Jesus came from heaven to inhabit a human body provided by
the Holy Spirit and Mary, but Jesus did not have a soul. This is an
important distinction because when the physical body of Jesus hung on
the cross, the Son of God left it hanging on the cross after the
atonement was finished. He went to Paradise for three days and nights.
Then the Holy Spirit refurbished the physical body in the tomb and Jesus
re-entered the resurrected body.
Jesus also did a short teaching of how the
Israelites that were alive at that time will be judged and then launched
into a teaching on demons and the harm of returning to a sinful
Was Jesus insane? He had some friends and
family that certainly thought He was mentally losing it! The God-man had
grown up with other young men in Nazareth. When they heard what Jesus
was doing, they were concerned for His welfare since the Romans were
known for their violence and cruelty. Then His mother and half-brothers
tried to bring Him home. Jesus rebuffed both attempts. It must have been
hard to realize that his friends and family did not believe he was the
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Scriptures together Sunday morning at 9:00 AM PST.
Yours in Christ,
Pastor John S. Torell