Matthew 12:43-50: Evil Spirits and the True & Full Family of God

Matthew 12:43-50: Evil Spirits and the True & Full Family of God

Many people think that being “religious” is a good thing, but Jesus says differently. In His confrontation with the religious leaders, He claimed that their external religiosity had left them empty inside and if they remained that way, their situation would grow worse. Jesus also makes a point to teach about family. He claims that spiritual family is more important than biological family. His words have much to teach us today, when family, nationality and ethnicity are so often the forms of identity employed. But Jesus says that Christians should think differently.