Friday, January 30, 2009

Jesus is the Fresh Prince?

On Friday mornings I get up early (6ish) and go to a small group Bible study with about six other men from our church. We've been meeting for a few months now, but something that happened this morning made today's study the most memorable of these meetings. By far!


The point of these studies is to discuss the readings that will be heard in church that particular week. This morning, one of these readings was Mark 1:21-28. I'll trust that, if you are curious, you can follow the link to read it for yourself.

Anyways, getting back to the point, we were discussing verses 27-28 which talk about the people's response to Jesus driving an evil spirit out of a man while they were gathered at the synagogue in Capernaum. Verse 27 says, "The people were all so amazed that they asked each other, "What is this? A new teaching—and with authority! He even gives orders to evil spirits and they obey him."

We were talking about the difference between what Jesus was teaching and how it differed from the Pharisees teachings. What did the people mean by "authority?" Our DCE (Director of Christian Education), who organized the study, alluded to Jesus being a kind of wunderkind (obviously?) and how some people must have been thinking "who is this thirty year old?!" At this point, one of the other men in the study piped up and said, "Here comes Jesus strolling into Galilee like the Fresh Prince of Bel Aire."

I just have one question, if Jesus is the Fresh Prince, who is Jazzy Jeff?

1 comment:

Scott said...

John the Baptist = Jeffrey

At least thats my vote