Peace and Proof (What the Disciples Saw, Part 4 of 4)

Read: John 20:26-29 As we have just celebrated Easter, it seemed fitting to end this Weekly Word series with a recounting of one of Jesus' post-resurrection appearances. At this point Jesus had already appeared to most of the disciples (see verses 19-25 of the same chapter) but Thomas had yet to see Him. Even though … Continue reading Peace and Proof (What the Disciples Saw, Part 4 of 4)

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 themesĀ of this account is that Jesus' act of raising Lazarus from the dead was to be used forĀ 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)

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)