Ezekiel 47:1-9,12/Psalm 46:1-8/John 5:1-18

Jesus went up to Jerusalem for a festival of the Jews because he was, of course, Jewish–and going up to Jerusalem was what you did.  Jesus and his disciples were Jewish and thought of themselves as such—the divorce between church and synagogue was still some decades away.  Jesus and his followers were still very much grounded in the Jewish tradition. Read More