It is not only Lazarus who received new life that day, but Jesus gave us hope and a new way to see and understand the work of God. Mary, Martha, the disciples, and the crowds were all changed. And so, we pray, are you.
We often wonder which part we play in a Bible story? Are we more like those awful Pharisees, or are we like the sick or the sinful whom Jesus heals and forgives? Perhaps we are playing all these parts. And now, having been forgiven by Jesus, we have the great blessing of standing in his […]
When we think of this story in the Gospels we often think of it as Jesus walking on the water – or Peter walking on the water – or Peter sinking – or the disciples being afraid. But what is the real center of the story? It’s really about Jesus overcoming all things for us. […]
Jesus calms a storm, but the message is not just about his power. It is about his presence. Here is the gospel, that Jesus is present with us in the storm.
God gave us gifts at Christmas. He gave us hope, life, love, and peace. And he gave us glory, a gift we don’t often think about.
Jesus spoke in parables – and not everyone heard the same thing. Those who believed in him understood, but those who rejected him received his message very differently. Are you ears open to the good news?
We’ve often talked about the Sermon on the Mount in bits and pieces. But listening to Jesus teach would have been very different. All of these stories and illustrations and topics flowed together. Today, let’s consider the entire sermon, just as Jesus preached it.
Why would Jesus need to be baptized? He was sinless! But he was baptized in order that he could stand in our place. And Paul says to the Romans that when we were baptized we stood in Jesus’ place. We were buried with him, and we now also share in his resurrection to new life.
Seems simple, doesn’t it? Talking with people is one of the first things we learn how to do. It’s so simple a child can do it. And yet, it is so powerful that it can change lives. It can change the world. And it is what Jesus calls us to do as we join him […]
We all know that we shouldn’t worry… and yet even when we know better we have a default response, an instinctive reaction to believe that there won’t be enough. We will run out. Our plans will fail. We’ll fall short. Jesus teaches his followers that this is exactly what happens to all of OUR plans. […]
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