Bethesda, 31 A.D.

“Afterward Jesus returned to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish holy days. 2 Inside the city, near the Sheep Gate, was the pool of Bethesda, with five covered porches. 3 Crowds of sick people—blind, lame, or paralyzed—lay on the porches.5 One of the men lying there had been sick for thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him and knew heContinue reading “Bethesda, 31 A.D.”

Riding the Underground, [with Jesus]

“And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.’ Mark 6:31, ESV Our Savior would never drive us to do things with a whip.  He is not a taskmaster, and he will notContinue reading “Riding the Underground, [with Jesus]”

Misjudging Jesus

“The next Sabbath he began teaching in the synagogue, and many who heard him were amazed. They asked, “Where did he get all this wisdom and the power to perform such miracles?” Mark 6:2 Amazement was typically the response Jesus had on the people who crossed His path.  They had apparently evaluated Him, and HisContinue reading “Misjudging Jesus”

Preaching, Without Preaching

“And do not be grieved, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.” Nehemiah 8:10 “Shout for joy in the Lord, O you righteous!     Praise befits the upright.” Psalm 33:1 There is a power emitted from a life of joy. We can see it and hear it in the lives of joy transformed people; many others, not so much.Continue reading “Preaching, Without Preaching”