LISTEN: Matthew 11: What does a messiah do?

Rev. David Pileggi spoke on how John the Baptist and Jesus had a different view of what Messiah should look like. Like most Second-Temple-era Jews, Jesus and John have a conversation using the language of the scriptures and speak volumes by the snippets of Bible they quote at each other. Jesus exhorts John and us to not be put off by his delaying judgment for mercy’s sake.

Bible readings
Isaiah 35:1-10
James 5:7-10
Matthew 11:2-11

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David Pileggi lives in Jerusalem with his wife Carol and their three adult children where he is the rector of Christ Church in the Old City of Jerusalem. They have lived in Israel for 33 years where David has worked as a journalist/researcher and for 19 years was director of a study program dedicated to teaching Christians about the Jewish context of their faith. David has an M.A. from the Hebrew University in Jewish Studies and is a licensed tour guide.