Month: September 2017
The Miracles of Jesus – 5 – God of Rescue

The Miracles of Jesus – 5 – God of Rescue

This week we will continue our study on the miracles of Jesus, looking at a story where Jesus heals a demon-possessed boy. This takes place right after he has come down from the Mountain where He was transfigured and His glory was revealed to three of His disciples....

Beyond Our Indifference

Beyond Our Indifference

Some problems in life are so big they are overwhelming. At the beginning of the book of Nehemiah, the walls of Jerusalem lay in ruins. The people living there had grown accustomed and indifferent to the ruin around them, but Nehemiah’s heart was broken by it. He was...

Miracles of Jesus – 4 – God of Forgiveness

Miracles of Jesus – 4 – God of Forgiveness

This week we’ll continue our study of the Miracles of Jesus by investigating a miracle Jesus performed demonstrating his ability to meet our deepest need, the forgiveness of our sin. Through the healing of a paralytic brought to Jesus by his friends, we see that while...

Beyond Our Doubt

Beyond Our Doubt

It’s not unusual to find people paralyzed by doubt. But with God’s help we can go beyond where we are to where we could be. And that means our doubt can get replaced with confidence and faith. Nehemiah led the people of Jerusalem in a rebuilding project that was met...

Beyond Our Reach

Beyond Our Reach

It’s usually a good sign when we’re reaching for things that require God’s help. If we could make progress without God, then maybe we should reconsider the goal. The story of Nehemiah and the Jewish people is one of remarkable accomplishment. It all began with an...

The Miracles of Jesus – 3 – God of Nature

The Miracles of Jesus – 3 – God of Nature

This week we’ll continue our study of the Miracles of Jesus by investigating a miracle Jesus performed demonstrating his power over nature. Jesus’ miracles over nature reveal our vulnerabilities and needs, and prove to us that he is able to overcome them.  In our...

The Miracles of Jesus – 2 – God of Rest

The Miracles of Jesus – 2 – God of Rest

This week we’ll continue our study of the Miracles of Jesus by investigating a healing miracle in which Jesus healed a man on the Sabbath. In this week’s lesson we’ll be considering not only what Jesus did, a miracle of healing, but also when He did it, on the...

Lighten the Load

Lighten the Load

Life is busy and people are tired. Our days are filled with what seems like a never-ending list of activities and obligations. The hectic nature of life makes us long for rest. This is just what Jesus promises to those who will come to him. He offers rest to those who...