A man I didn’t know but was acquainted with recently passed away after a brief illness. I was told of his death and informed, sadly, that he was an atheist. He didn’t believe in God. He didn’t believe in any higher authority. My response was, “Well, he’s a believer now.” Imagine living your life, rebukingContinue reading “Resisting the Desensitization of the Cross – It’s Not Just for Easter”
Category Archives: John
Caught Red-Handed and Presumed Guilty
There is an insatiable desire for most people when it comes to crime stories. From the kidnapping of the Lindbergh baby to Watergate, the Manson murders, the disappearance of Jimmy Hoffa, the death of JonBenet Ramsey, the O.J. Simpson trial, the case against Heidi Fleiss, the conviction of Harvey Weinstein for sexual assault and rape,Continue reading “Caught Red-Handed and Presumed Guilty”
You’re So Lame. I Bet You Think This Blog is About You
Jesus Restored My Life John 5:1 TLB “5 Afterwards Jesus returned to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish religious holidays. 2 Inside the city, near the Sheep Gate, was Bethesda Pool, with five covered platforms or porches surrounding it. 3 Crowds of sick folks—lame, blind, or with paralyzed limbs—lay on the platforms (waiting for a certain movement of the water, 4 forContinue reading “You’re So Lame. I Bet You Think This Blog is About You”
What Can I Get You to Drink?
John 4:7-14 NIV “When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” 8 (His disciples had gone into the town to buy food.) 9 The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?” (For Jews do notContinue reading “What Can I Get You to Drink?”
Who Is That on the Phone?
John 10 There’s a phrase that is used to describe something really good or inventive. That phrase is “best thing since sliced bread”. Since sliced bread has been available since the 1920s, most of us don’t know life without sliced bread. There are other things that we can relate to along those lines. Best thingContinue reading “Who Is That on the Phone?”
From One Cracked Pot to Another
John 9 In the early 1980s a book was published that became and remained a New York Times bestseller for many months.[i] It was written by a conservative Jewish rabbi and was titled, “Why Bad Things Happen to Good People”. I bought the book back when it was first released and delved right in toContinue reading “From One Cracked Pot to Another”
Have You Seen Enough to Believe?
John 6 John 6 is the longest chapter in the book of John. And it’s no wonder it’s so long because there are several major occurrences that are discussed in this one chapter alone. Verses 1-14 cover the story of the feeding of 5,000. Verses 16-21 tell the story of Jesus walking on water. TheContinue reading “Have You Seen Enough to Believe?”
Living on the Edge
John 5 I’ve always been fascinated by the inner workings of a clock or watch. Back in the 1980’s I wanted a Swatch watch that had a clear face so that the gears were visible. (Yes, I know that statement dates me!) I am intrigued by how the separate gears fit together to cause other gearsContinue reading “Living on the Edge”
If You Only Knew
John 4 I’m confident that all of us have been in situations in which we are called on to introduce ourselves and tell a little bit about our lives. We most likely would tell our name, mention how many children or grandchildren we had, what we did for a living, and possibly name a hobby. Continue reading “If You Only Knew”