A small business, its customers and the stresses of making money.
Religious leaders willing to kill to protect their turf and their idea of God.
Religious leaders who misused the scriptures.
Religious leaders who hated you if you challenged them.
Religious leaders on the payroll of the politically powerful.
People caught up in a racist mentality.
People who thought politics was the way to solve everything.
People who thought a war was God’s way to bring about the Kingdom.
People without mercy.
Slow students. Really slow.
Religious people who were shocked at his liberal behavior and lack of concern for his witness.
Religious instutionalists who thought it was all about the show they controlled and profited from.
Religious flea markets.
People who didn’t get the main point of the scriptures even though they studied them all the time.
Gossip, whining, arrogance and generally juvenile behavior among his students.
Chest beating manly braggarts who denied knowing him when challenged by a girl.
People who couldn’t understand his sermons.
People who just wanted him to go away.
People who disliked him because he told the truth.
People who wouldn’t know that God was at work if he was right in front of them.
Which he was.