Jesus raises the dead – We have a lot to do this morning. The 7th of 8 miracles in John’s gospel is the biggest yet. It is packed with emotion and presents one of the most difficult and frustrating questions of our Christian life journey: “why, God, didn’t you do something?” So the miracle itself […]
This is the second miracle where the response gets the most play. In the end we are left essentially asking ourselves about our vision. Are we able to see like the beggar? Or are we blind like the Pharisees? Let’s consider together what it means to truly see.
Besides the Resurrection, this might be the most well known miracle in John’s gospel. It is actually the ONLY miracle that occurs in EVERY gospel. The problem is actually much more complex than merely 5,000 hungry men. The response of the people seems to be inadequate. And what this miracle teaches us about Jesus takes […]
The most interesting thing about today’s miracle (in my opinion) is the response. All the other miracles have at least a little bit of a positive response. This one? Nothing. No one believes. No one grows. No one is changed. Instead, the miracle and what it teaches the world about Jesus only makes people want […]
Have you ever got mixed up in your relationship with Jesus? When I learn ABOUT Jesus or learn ABOUT being a Christian, its easy for me to put my needs, hopes, and desires out front and in the lead. All of a sudden this relationship with Jesus is starting to look like Christianity: my style. […]