Jan 13 2017
Ten lepers were healed, one returned to give thanks. If we get the benefit, God should get the glory.
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Sep 14 2015
John 11: I-48 (The Message)
Jesus never panicked. He was always a step ahead of everyone. This was quite obvious from the conversations surrounding the raising of Lazarus from the dead. Lazarus’ sisters sent an urgent message concerning his condition, they needed the Jesus to come quickly. But Jesus delayed two days saying “This sickness is not fatal.” The NIV Bible says, “This sickness will not end in death.” Lazarus’ family was panicking while Jesus was relaxed.
His disciples thought they knew why he was delaying. The Jews in Jerusalem and its surroundings wanted to kill Jesus, and they thought he was avoiding them. But after two days Jesus said “Let’s go.”
Sep 2 2015
John 5: I-40 (The Message Bible)
There were hundreds scattered around the alcoves. Some lame, some blind, some diseased. It was a sad sight. They were all there wanting to be healed. They believed that an angel stirred the pool every now and then, and the first one into the pool would be healed. Slowly Jesus and his disciples walked amongst the suffering. As he did so he noticed one man close to the pool. He had been lame for 38 years. Jesus seemed to know this. “Do you want to get well?” he asked. He did but no one would help him into the pool when it was stirred. Jesus said “Take up your bedroll and walk.” And he did.
A dramatic miracle happened that day. But the healing of this man provokes a question; why did Jesus heal only one when there was a few hundred?
In an age where the church is being criticized for falseness, we aim to be real, and to reach those the religious cannot reach.