Sermons tagged with ‘Firsthand Encounter’

4 Items

Never Too Late

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 […]

Jesus Heals The Blind

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.  

Jesus Heals On The Sabbath

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 […]

Firsthand Encounter: Water into Wine

If there is such a thing as a “quiet miracle” this is it.  Most of the folks enjoyed the       miracle but no one even knew it had happened.  The few who did know had a simple response: Belief in Jesus as the Son of God.  This morning, let’s use this fun miracle to consider what God is […]