Jesus and his disciples continue to infuriate the Pharisees. The devoted religious fast regularly and make sure people know about it. They question why Jesus and his disciples don’t, and he responds that it’s time for feasting, not fasting. Through two metaphors, he challenges people to not just add Jesus to their current way of doing things. He doesn’t fit in their containers. He’s here to renovate the whole system, not just patch an old one.
We may follow Jesus for years and try to add him to the “container” of what we already have going. We seek confidence through appearances. We find success in job titles and salaries. We look for value in having the right family dynamics. Jesus is asking to renovate our entire lives—not be a little addition to our current plans and pattern of living. Watch this video clip as Pastor Jeff Manion explains how Jesus might be about different things.
IN YOUR CHAIR TIME TODAY
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