This week on Mere Fidelity, Derek, Matt, and I are joined by Dr Kevin Vanhoozer to discuss his wonderful book, Hearers and Doers: A Pastor’s Guide to Making Disciples Through Scripture and Doctrine.
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Jesus performs the first of a cycle of miracles, healings, and deliverances, demonstrating his authority and increasing the fame of his ministry. He touches a leper, heals a centurion’s servant, heals Peter’s mother-in-law, calms the storm, and casts out demons into pigs.
Continue reading “He Bore Our Diseases (Matthew 8)”
Jesus teaches his disciples concerning judgment, the Golden Rule, and warns them about hypocrisy and false teachers in the concluding part of the Sermon on the Mount.
Continue reading “Judging, Seeking, and Building (Matthew 7)”
Would be interested in your comments regarding Luke 9:61-62 as possibly echoing Elijah’s call of Elisha in 1 Kings 19:19-21, where Elisha is seen both plowing and bidding farewell to his parents before following Elijah.
Continue reading “The Summons of Jesus and Elijah to Discipleship”