As we begin our five week journey through the sixth chapter of John’s Gospel, it’s helpful to put ourselves in the right mindset to hear and understand his words.
What does being a good shepherd look like? How can one shepherd their family? How can we experience what those early Christians experienced?
Relationships change you. Our faith, a truly Christian life can only exist because it was awoken by an encounter and sustained through a relationship.
Being sent to your hometown to be a prophet is no easy task. It can go bad.
Ser enviado a su ciudad natal para ser profeta no es una tarea fácil. Puede salir mal.
In the midst of a strange year, we were given the opportunity to be awakened to the power of this Kingdom at work within those who believe.
Ever wanted to get access to the power of the Kingdom of God? Here were go!
Leprosy wasn’t the problem. It’s a sign of a much deeper problem. And that problem still affects us today. Not only have we been given the cure to that problem, but we have also become the instrument of that cure for everyone else.
Jesus continues to performs “works of power” within us by the Spirit. This whole day is meant to be a day to revel in this, revel in being recreated, here and now. We will be sent out the other six days, and the Spirit will work through us to renew the world. But for one day, on this one day we rest. We allow the Lord to come and to perform his works of power within us.
What Jesus is announcing is the good (and extremely dangerous) news that God’s kingdom, His reign, His authority over all the world—God’s kingdom is arriving and breaking in, through him. Our response? Repent and believe. Easier said than done.