Our present society places before us the question, “why do we need ministers and preaching?” This leads to frustration among many but what really puts pressure on ministers is the very impossible task of preaching. Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 1:21, “For after that in the wisdom of God the world by wisdom knew not God, it pleased God by the foolishness of preaching to save … Continue reading A glorious and difficult task.
My wife and I recently celebrated our eighth wedding anniversary. We had courted several years before we were married. In our marriage, we have experienced many beautiful moments and challenges. Three children, a few pets, and plenty of adventure have blessed us in our journey together. I love her more and more each day (I know that is mushy). It is interesting is that there … Continue reading The Water in Your Marriage
The Lord does not work according to our understanding of time. Instead, He works according to His own knowledge and power. Both of which are incomparably greater than our own. In this last miracle by Jesus, we see him deliberately delay his coming to His sick friend. If you read the surrounding context, you will see this and begin to wonder why. However, if we have learned anything … Continue reading Seven Signs in John: 7 – Raising Lazuras
The sixth miracle seems similar to the previous healing miracle we saw in chapter 5 where Jesus healed a paralyzed man for 38 years. The movements of Jesus are the same: Jesus healed, disappears, and then reappears. John 9:1-7 And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was blind from his birth. And his disciples asked him, saying, Master, who did sin, this man, or his … Continue reading Seven Sign in John: 6 – A Blind Man Healed
After the miracles of the loaves, Jesus went to a mountain alone, and the disciples went ahead of him by boat across the sea. There the disciples find rowing to be a difficult task because a high wind was stirred up and pushed against them. The difficulty of rowing against the wind and waves were taking their toll on the body and the mind. … Continue reading Seven Signs in John: 5 – Walking on the Water