Jesus does not leave Peter alone with a troubling truth. Jesus offers grace: “Do not let your heart be troubled.”
Not My Will But Yours Be Done (Luke 22:42)
Jacob’s feelings fit into one short phrase: “Everything is against me.” Ever been there?
Unbind Him (John 11:44)
Jesus has raised your neighbor—your brother, your sister, your ecclesial member, your enemy, your friend—to new life.
He Girded Himself (John 13:4)
Our actions are likely directed by the items with which we gird ourselves.
Grace Be With You (2 Timothy 4:22)
Years ago I began expanding my own concluding benediction remarks. The process has been enjoyable and thought-provoking for me.
Who are you? (John 1:19)
John’s response is powerful and thoughtful. Perhaps, though, there is an equally powerful lesson hidden within his initial response
Cast Your Burden (Psalm 55:22)
Tell him what’s happening and then keep your eyes and your heart open, waiting to see how he’ll sustain you.
Fill the Waterpots (John 2:7)
Three powerful lessons from Jesus’ first sign.
This One Will Give Us Rest (Genesis 5:29)
If the Noah story were a parable about baskets or fish or coins or sheep, we would not miss the point. We would naturally draw out lessons of abundance.
Go and Do Likewise (Luke 10:37)
What if there is something to learn from the man lying wounded on the side of the road? What if we are that man?