Jesus is the Lord of the Sabbath
Jesus' disciples were hungry on the Sabbath, so they went into a grain field and picked some food to eat. The Pharisees saw it and said it they were breaking the law, Jesus said that David did it so we can do it too.
A Man with a Withered Hand
Jesus went to a synagogue and found a man with a withered hand. They asked him if it is lawful to heal on the Sabbath because they wanted to accuse him. He said that if they lost a sheep in a pit on the Sabbath they would take it out, and a man is better than a sheep, so he is able to heal on the Sabbath. Jesus then healed the man's hand. The Pharisees then went out and plotted against Jesus.
These Pharisees are a bunch of dicks. If they see him doing actual healings why would they be so against him? [In verse 24 below it says they think he is a demon]
God's Chosen Servant
Jesus was aware of the plotting against him so he left that area. Many followed him and he healed them all but told them to not make him known. "This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah"
If you do something in order to fulfill a prophecy it is really not that spectacular. Is this a translation issue?
Blasphemy Against the Holy Spirit
Jesus heals a demon possessed man and the people say he is the son of David. The Pharisees say he is a demon. He says a house cannot be divided against itself, so if Satan casts out demons his house will not stand.
He then says that anyone who is not with him is against him.
Jesus says any sin against people will be forgiven but any blasphemy against the holy spirit will not be. "whoever speaks against the Holy Spirit will not be forgiven, either in this age or in the age to come"
I really dislike both of those statements. ANY sin against people will be forgiven, so anything you do to another person can be forgiven. There are some pretty bad things that can be done that can be redeemed, that is why we have life in prison as punishment sometimes. On the other hand, SPEAK against the holy spirit and it's over, you are irredeemable. So say a kid goes through a rebellious stage and says some things he maybe doesn't even really mean against the holy spirit. Well, it's over, hell for you buddy.
A Tree is Known by Its Fruit
Good trees give good fruit and bad trees give bad fruit. "On the day of judgement people will give account for every careless word they speak."
That sounds like it would take a while
The Sign of Jonah
The Pharisees ask Jesus for a sign (All of the healing and such aren't enough for them?) and Jesus says that as Jonah was in the whale for 3 days, he will be in the Earth for 3 days.
Return of an Unclean Spirit
When a spirit leaves a place it find no rest elsewhere and eventually returns home with 7 other spirits more evil than itself. So it is with this evil generation.
I just don't know about the kids these days...
Jesus' Mother and Brothers
While he was speaking to the people his mother and brothers were outside asking to speak to him. He replied that anyone who does the will of his father in heaven is his mother and brother.
Did I just read that right, did Jesus just blow off his family?