A Friend Restored (What the Disciples Saw, Part 3 of 4)

Read: John 11 (whole chapter is best but if you're in a time crunch focus on verses 38-45) One of the recurring themes of this account is that Jesus' act of raising Lazarus from the dead was to be used for God's glory and so that others would believe. We see it first when Jesus hears the … Continue reading A Friend Restored (What the Disciples Saw, Part 3 of 4)

More Than Enough (What the Disciples Saw, Part 2 of 4)

Read: Matthew 14:13-21 The account of Jesus feeding the five thousand is a familiar one to many. Five loaves, two fish, five thousand men plus women and children to feed... and after everyone was served there were twelve baskets of leftovers. More than enough food. Jesus had had a long day. He was mourning the loss … Continue reading More Than Enough (What the Disciples Saw, Part 2 of 4)

Forgiven and Healed (What the Disciples Saw, Part 1 of 4)

Read: Mark 2:1-12 There are multiple accounts of healing throughout Jesus' ministry, but one of my favorites is this passage (found also in Matthew 9:1-8 and Luke 5:17-26). I try to picture myself there. Squeezed shoulder to shoulder in a house full of people, listening to Jesus. All of a sudden the sound of footsteps … Continue reading Forgiven and Healed (What the Disciples Saw, Part 1 of 4)

Waiting for the Promise (Hebrews 11 Series, Part 4 of 4)

Read: Hebrews 11:13-16, 39-40 I love the anticipation of waiting for something special that you know is on it's way. The traditions and excitement leading up to Christmas. The plans and packing before a vacation. To me that time of waiting only helps make the occasion even more special. But there's another kind of waiting... … Continue reading Waiting for the Promise (Hebrews 11 Series, Part 4 of 4)