Have you ever been caught out by a tricky question about your faith, to which you have no answer? Jesus finds himself on the sharp end of such questions but reflects them back, putting his questioners under the spotlight. But other than winning an argument back then, how do his answers help us to live well today and in the future??
Have you ever felt upset by friends or family neglecting a special occasion? Forgetting an anniversary or not turning up to a party can send the message that 'You are not important to me.' Jesus throws that idea back at us, giving a valuable if uncomfortable insight into how we treat God.
Why do people who follow Jesus get up in front of a large group of people, get soaking wet in a bath and go home? It seems weird. Why did Jesus ask us to do this? Well it one section of a three part response to Jesus and that's what we're exploring today!
Jesus often clashed with the religious types of his day - the very people who should have been most ready to accept him. It can be still true of us today: we can have all sorts of ways of resisting God, whilst still thinking we're doing what he wants. Which ones do you recognise?