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Jesus created disturbances where ever he went. He spoke and crowds came to listen. Many left in awe, others left in anger. He spoke in parables and many could not understand what he was saying including the disciples. He ate with sinners, healed those condemned as sinners and outcasts, the blind, lepers, cripples he even ate with those dreaded IRS agents of the day, the tax collectors. Jesus was certainly not an ordinary man.
Then we have the disciples crossing the sea and a storm hits and threatens to swamp the boat and what does Jesus do he commands the winds and the waves to “be still”.
This week week as we seek to understand Jesus more fully we move from the birth of Christ to the beginning of his ministry, beginning with his baptism by John. The questions that I want to engage this week are first: ‘What are you afraid of, what scares you?” and second; “Why is Jesus scary and should we be scared?”
This week we will explore why Jesus struck fear into the Pharisees, and the religious scholars of his day. Why because he made them uncomfortable by his actions, by the people he chose to hang out with by the customary laws he chose to turn upside down,