As Jesus’ death came near, he continued to tell people about who he was through parables. He wanted people to know that he was the Messiah and that he would set up his Kingdom. No one seemed to get it. His disciple seemed to get it every once in a while, but they would say something stupid and prove that they never really had it in the first place. It must have been a frustrating time for Jesus. I wonder how much confusion about Jesus has changed over the years?
This blog was originally written by Pastor Doug Bartel of Hillcrest Church, starting in Spring 2009. Keep that in mind if you read anything that doesn't quite add up to the time of year.