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Words to Live By But Not Next Door To_Aug 6_17

Words to Live By But Not Next Door To_Aug 6_17

I think the portion of Scripture at which we look today might qualify for the old saying, "From the sublime to the ridiculous." Here Jesus had been revealed, in all his glory, to Peter James and John on the Mt of Transfiguration. By the time they get down the mountain, however, the rest of the guys are stymied as to how to help a little boy who convulses at the drop of a hat and his distraught dad. Top that off with a crowd that's hoping something's gonna happen and the religious leaders trying to make everyone think Jesus is NOT who they think he is. Jesus, however, is not distracted nor dissuaded. He expresses his frustration at the power of the unbelief resident in the religious leaders, who epitomize an unbelieving generation, but what it all comes down to is the little boy, his distraught dad, and a teaching moment for the 9 who didn't get to go to the mountain. When all the other stuff of life gets in the way, that's when I need Jesus the most. That's what the dad learned.

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