Be where people are… but don’t get in their way!

John 2 As the Apostle John’s recount continues, we hear about Jesus’ first recorded miracle. The setting was a wedding in Galilee. Jesus was there with His mother and His disciples, spending time with the people He was close to. The host must not have planned very well because in the middle of the festivities … Continue reading Be where people are… but don’t get in their way!

Jesus said, “Come, follow me!”

(John 1:19-51) In the Gospel of John we meet up with Jesus when He is an adult, but the other gospels give us a little bit of insight into Jesus’ upbringing. He was raised by His mother, Mary, and His earthly father, Joseph, along with His brothers and sisters. (Matthew 13:55-56) He was born in … Continue reading Jesus said, “Come, follow me!”

Somber Saturday

It was the morning after an unimaginable tragedy, and it was eerily quiet. The voices of the crowds demanding "crucify him" were gone. The jeers of the onlookers insisting that Jesus "save himself" were silenced. The shouts of the Pharisees declaring "blasphemer" had disappeared. The wails of the women that loved Him had moved within … Continue reading Somber Saturday

Good Friday Reflections

On the surface, the name “Good Friday” seems like a misnomer. To Jesus’ friends and followers, there was nothing good about that Friday. The week had started off well. On Sunday, Jesus had entered Jerusalem with a celebration and He spent the week proclaiming the message of His Kingdom to all who would listen. They … Continue reading Good Friday Reflections

We need the Word of God!

The Christian life cannot be lived apart from the Word of God. Jesus knew and trusted the Word of God, and if we want to live as Christ-followers, we must do the same. As a young boy, Jesus sat among the teachers to hear the Word of God. (Luke 2:42-52) In the synagogue, He read aloud … Continue reading We need the Word of God!

Jesus is coming back! Will you be ready?

When Jesus knew His death was near, He tried to prepare his disciples for what was coming and for life after He was gone from this earth. He told them that one day earth as they know it would be very different. That evil would be rampant. That an evil world leader would take the … Continue reading Jesus is coming back! Will you be ready?