People try to escape Jesus for as long as they can. We can ignore him, and we do. We develop systems financially, socially, physically and especially pseudo-spiritually to get away from needing or heeding him. Loving us, he’s jealous; but loving us, he doesn’t force us to reciprocate.Read More
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Filtering by Category: The Word
A few things to keep in mind: 1) we don’t understand what Jesus is doing, 2) but we think we do; 3) he knows what he’s doing, and 4) he’ll accomplish his father’s purposes despite us.
Let’s start with history. In the desert, the Hebrews couldn’t see the promised land, but God did. He got them there, even though they thought he’d lost his mind.Read More
It looks so obvious in retrospect. He sent us pictures all along. The pictures showed us what he looked like. That way we might recognize him when we met him.
He said, “Let there be light.” Jesus said, “I am the light.”Read More
I heard this in a class once. Researchers showed a battery of images to individuals who had one eye covered. The covering of a certain eye interacts with the memory. If the individual knew a word for an object flashed before his eyes, he could remember it. If he didn’t have a word for the object, he didn’t remember it.Read More
Is Jesus enough? Is he enough to bring us together? If you're Protestant and I'm Catholic? Or if I'm Tutsi and you're Hutu? Perhaps we're both conservatives? Is he enough to bring us together without making us copies of one another?Read More
God spoke. He said, “Let there be light,” and light appeared. He said, “Let us make man,” and man was created.
Jesus spoke. Whenever the gospels record Jesus healing an individual, Jesus speaks before the healing occurs. The same holds true for his calming wild winds, the feedings of thousands, for turning water into wine, and even for his death and resurrection.Read More