Jesus begins a conversation about wealth, and how his followers should think about possessions and riches.
After talking to his critics about how the kingdom of God has come on earth, and telling them to keep their eyes open to the kingdom, Jesus gets invited to a dinner party where he insults and criticizes the Pharisees on the specific ways they’ve shut their eyes to the Truth.
Jesus’ ministry is now quite large. People from all over Israel are coming to hear him, to be healed, and have demons removed from them. Sounds amazing right? Well, not everyone thinks so.
Jesus is the king who has come to establish his kingdom, but it comes not through political or military conquest – it comes by setting people free from things that held them captive. Sometimes that means demons are cast out. Other times it means idols of the heart are cast out.