In our last passage, the sinner/tax-collector named Matthew met the Son of Man named Jesus. Rather than reject him as so many rabbis had done before, Jesus called Matthew to follow Him: to become one of His apostles. Such grace... such Good News. Matthew couldn't...read >>
This week we wrap up the narrative wherein the 38 year-old invalid is healed by Jesus. This week we pick up the story just after Jesus has pursued the man in the temple, told him he was well, and instructed Him to sin no more.
But don't forget... it was the...read >>
Once again, Jesus navigates to a place we'd normally avoid: a colonnade with a multitude of invalids.
Aren't you glad Jesus is willing to perform miracles in dark, unclean places? Interestingly, today, the recipient wasn't really looking for healing at all... i...read >>
Think of a place where your friends are... folks that love, accept, appreciate, and enjoy you. Got it? Great.
Now think of a place where you aren't honored at all... a place where you are misunderstood, where folks think you are about something or some cause, when,...read >>