Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Leave 'em hanging

I have to say, I did not realize how much I miss reading the Bible daily, until I pick it up again.

I need conversation for my thoughts to foment and build. For this reason I love the classroom setting, and Blogging, too, for that matter.

As I sat down to read the scriptures again this morning, I discovered something that hit home again...

I remembered this comic strip from ASBO Jesus...

Then, I remembered the many conversations I have had with congregation members, who have shared that I finish my sermons, unfinished, that I just leave too much to their imagination.

And threw on top of that this passage from the Gospel of Matthew 21

24 Jesus replied, “I will also ask you one question. If you answer me, I will tell you by what authority I am doing these things. 25 John’s baptism—where did it come from? Was it from heaven, or of human origin?”

They discussed it among themselves and said, “If we say, ‘From heaven,’ he will ask, ‘Then why didn’t you believe him?’ 26 But if we say, ‘Of human origin’—we are afraid of the people, for they all hold that John was a prophet.”

27 So they answered Jesus, “We don’t know.”

Then he said, “Neither will I tell you by what authority I am doing these things.


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