Lord of the Sabbath
Sabbath is God’s gift to humanity, reminding them that they can rest in the provision and power of God. Many people in Jesus’ day took this gift and made it a burden. Jesus encounters these people and shows them how they can actually experience true rest.
The Roman Centurion
Jesus encountered many different people in his time on earth. Some recognized who he was, some denied it. And then there was this one man who humbled himself before the greatness of Jesus and his authority. His faith in Jesus’ power and ability shocked our savior and became an example for us to follow.
7 People who build Churches
The church is a body, composed of many parts. For the body to be healthy it needs all the parts functioning in a healthy way. Some of the parts are obvious, but some can be forgotten. There are 7 types of people needed to build up churches.
Crowds gather and Jesus immediately teaches with one of his most well known parables, the sower and the soils. The parable is all about what kind of listeners we really are. If we’re going to follow Jesus, we must be serious about really hearing Jesus and he shows us how to know.
Water to Wine
Jesus steps in and solves a rather embarrassing social problem. But underneath this seemingly simple event is a much more profound purpose. A sign of his glory. In this wedding miracle Jesus tells us what he came to do and who he came to be.
The Servant of All
Mark begins his gospel by telling us story after story of Jesus serving people. He wants us to know that Jesus serves at any time, in any place, to anyone. We must learn not only that He serves but how He serves so we might draw close to Him.
John the Baptist
Those around John wanted to put their eyes on him. From his strange clothes to obscure methods, he stood out. Even further, he preached with a fire that garnered attention. But when all eyes were on him he simply told people, “You need to see Jesus.” Look at his life and learn why.
There you are, in the Bible!
Did you know you are in the Bible? You are! God has said much about us in His word. He tells us reality about ourselves and tells us wonderful promises He is going to do for us. Journey through the Scriptures and see.
Part 3 of our series “Fixing our eyes on Jesus” brings us to the story of Joseph and Mary forgetting Jesus in Jerusalem. Why would Luke include this story in the gospel? Because forgetting Jesus can happen to anyone. How we forget him, how we find him, and what we find with him is all tied up in this story.
The Lineage of Jesus
Why does Matthew begin his gospel with the ancestry of Jesus? He wants to set the reader up to know who Jesus really is. It is true that Jesus came from a family lineage, that is a real person who came to earth for the very same kind of people he came from.