Message for the Pharisees

bethesda4Our New Testament study this week looks at Jesus’ ministry of healing and casting out demons. We discuss the healing of the centurion’s servant, the paralytic lowered through the roof of the house in Capernaum, and the lame man at the Pool of Bethesda, and we read Matthew’s account of the Gadarene (or Gerasene) demoniac(s).  (More on that story still ahead in Luke and Mark.)

But even more important, and the purpose of these miracles, is the clear message that Jesus did, in fact, claim to be divine, and those claims were the motivation for the plots to take Jesus’ life.

Click here for the notes and the Bible study.