Tag Archives: Miracle

He took her hand

If you have been hurt or lost or rejected. If you have had a dream die, if you know pain and loss, I have a source of new hope for you. 18 While he was saying this, a synagogue leader … Continue reading

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New heart required (or) Fill up, not empty out

I’ve learned something from bitter experience… Actually, that’s not exactly true. It’s more accurate to say that I have to learn this time and again. Each time I learn it, I think I’ve got it, but I seem to continue … Continue reading

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Her response

Read 2 Kings 4 (8-36) about the Shunammite woman. She has an amazing story. In summary, this prominent woman offered her hospitality to Elisha, a prophet and man of God. It began with meals and ended with a guest room in her home. … Continue reading

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Why calm the storm?

Matthew (8:23-27), Mark (4:35-41), and Luke (8:22-25) all describe Jesus’ calming of a storm. Luke’s version says: One day Jesus said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side of the lake.” So they got into a … Continue reading

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Water into wine redux

Jesus’ first sign (or miracle) is recounted in John 2:1-11. At the Cana wedding, the host ran out of wine prematurely during the wedding celebration. Jesus demonstrates his ability to change, to redefine, to replace the mundane with the fantastic … Continue reading

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Wine and Michael Jackson

If you’ll bear with me for a moment, I’d like to offer you two quotes to examine. The first is from the song “Black or White” by Michael Jackson. It embarrasses me (significantly, I’m an 80s heavy metal child) to … Continue reading

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What’s a pharisee?

What’s a Pharisee? In the strict sense, it was a Jewish leader in the time of Jesus. In a modern sense, it describes someone who claims to be religious, but has lost the real meaning of Jesus’ message. In John, … Continue reading

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