As Pastor Bob continues our series Lessons on the Way to the Cross, we look to Mark 9:14-29 for insights in the episode of a demon-possessed man. Evil is waging war against us, but God stands on our side.
From Acts 12:1-17. The believers in the early church had seen numerous miracles performed following Jesus’ death. It seems that they shouldn’t have been surprised by another, but they were. Some suggest that this indicates a lack of faith, but is that the best interpretation of the story? Maybe they were surprised by the grace […]
From Acts 6:1-7. In the Book of Acts, the community of Jesus Christ started from nearly nothing and grew so fast that it seems the Apostles were always scrambling to keep up. Signs and wonders, organizational challenges and martyrdom – that’s a lot to handle. Whenever the Spirit of God is at work there is […]
“Insufficiency” The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught. Then, because so many people were coming and going that they did not even have a chance to eat, he said to them, “Come with me by yourselves to a quiet place and get some rest.” So they went […]
Acts 3:1-10. Miracles were a prominent feature of the early church, and they still exist today. What is the purpose of miracles and how are they connected to the mission of God in the world?
Jesus steps into the normal order of things in the synagogue and does something out of the ordinary, even shocking, that deepens their understanding of God. Jesus’ audience consisted of people committed to the word of God, and so are we, but sometimes our human interpretation of how things are or ought to be leads […]
Luke 17:11-19 When 10 men who were afflicted with leprosy called out to Jesus, he was gracious enough to heal all of them. However, only one came back to Jesus in order to give thanks – the man was a Samaritan. In most areas of life, a sense of entitlement is unbecoming, but as it […]
Peter, a simple fisherman, probably had no idea what he was getting into when Jesus got into his boat to speak to a crowd. After he had finished Jesus decided to perform an unexpected miracle, nearly turning the boat over by bringing in a miraculous catch of fish at an unexpected time of the day. […]