Thinking about people on the move

This wave of refugees is not a problem that God has given us to solve. It is an opportunity to share the good news in the context of relationship, welcome, witness.

What do you need to LIVE? | Questions Jesus Asked #14

Why are we spending all this time looking at “Questions Jesus Asked”? Jesus is often set forth as a “great moral teacher.” As we who follow Jesus into the world seek to imitate him, we can all too easily envision that process as requiring us to “teach” – which we often assume means to bring…

Who do you love? | Questions Jesus Asked – 13

“If you love those who love you, what credit is that to you?” (Luke 6) Jesus continues… For even sinners love those who love them.  If you do good to those who do good to you, what credit is that to you? For even sinners do the same.  If you lend to those from whom you…

When is a believer not a believer? | Questions Jesus Asked 11

If you do not believe Moses’ writings how will you believe me? (John 5:47) Jesus has just been speaking about “accepting” praise from “peers” as opposed to “seeking” it from God. These peers were those who were assigned with “policing religious orthodoxy.” Jesus’ curing of a man’s impairment has taken place on a day that…

Questions Jesus Asked 9 | I would have thought that was obvious…

Do you want to be well? (John 5:6) Jesus has arrived to Jerusalem for a festival and stops off at the pool of Bethesda, the “house of mercy.” There he sees a man who has been bedridden for thirty-eight years. That tells us that he’s no spring chicken – by the standards of the day, he was…

Questions Jesus Asked 8 | The Horizons of Possibility

Do you believe that I am able to do this? Matthew 9.28  A pair of men who are visually impaired see a golden opportunity – a teacher, whose reputation for performing miraculous healings is growing like wildfire, just happens to be passing by. Approaching him, they cry out, “Have mercy on us,” calling out to…

Questions Jesus Asked 7 | Missing Out on the Good Stuff

Can the wedding guests mourn as long as the Bridegroom is with them? (Matt 9:15) | Can the wedding guests fast while the Bridegroom is with them? (Mark 2.19) | Can you make wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? (Luke 5:34)  Jesus has been inviting people to follow him. His most recent…