Referring to the synagogue ruler who was indignant because Jesus healed on the Sabbath:
“The NIV says that he is indignant. The word in Greek means like: really super annoyed. He’s an angry elf. He’s a super annoyed guy, and so what does he do? He tries to get everybody as annoyed as him. This is what anger does when it gets ahold of us. When you’re really hacked at something, what do you do? Everybody else should be as hacked as I am! ‘Can you believe what Comcast did to me?’ You go tell everybody.”
Maybe my all-time favorite Matt Bowen teaching to date: 2/14/2016, You’re Free, Luke 13:10-21
Things I Heard In Church: “In those days there was no COSTCO, there was get in your BOATCO and go FISHINGCO.”
Matt Bowen speaking on Jesus’ teaching encouraging us to not be anxious.
From Matt Bowen’s teaching, Without Worry, Luke 12:22-34, 1/24/2016, 11 AM.
Luke 12:22-34 Do Not Be Anxious
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While listening to the story of Joseph and his brothers:
“They have his technicolor dream coat, and they’ve got it ripped up, and there’s animal blood on it, and they’re like, ‘I don’t know what happened. Some kind of wild cougar type creature must have gotten your son.'”
When Joseph is Potiphar’s servant, working as the master of his house, Potiphar’s wife takes notice of Joseph. And Joseph’s good looks lead to “a very intense moment where he’s attacked by another wild cougar type creature, who comes along and says, ‘Will you sleep with me?'” (Matt Bowen)
References and Resources:
Genesis Chapter 39
Matt Bowen, 10/18/15, Sunday, Breaking the Power of the Past