Jesus has healed a vulnerable man whose suffering with mental illness has been extreme and whose life has been abused by evil spirits. Now, this man is at peace, sitting with Jesus, wanting to learn and grow. Indeed, he’d love
The disciples are heavily shaken after seeing Jesus calm a storm. But now on shore the problems continue when a mentally ill man runs to Jesus from the cemetery. However, Jesus is not intimidated either by the threat of uncleanness
Jesus needs to stretch the faith of his disciples to strengthen and prepare it for the trials ahead. They really need to grasp that he means what he says about God’s kingdom. So he decides on a trip across the
In public, Jesus uses confusing parables but privately he explains his kingdom to his team. This technique, however, is only for these early days. So he assures his disciples that in the future, after the darkness of the cross, the
Philemon 20-25. The Lord Jesus invited the weary to find rest in him. Christians take that example and live it out in daily life: our aim must be not to tire others but refresh them. Paul uses that thought as
In today’s first “Sermon from Home” we return to Acts 27 and Paul’s voyage across the Mediterranean sea. In particular, we look at v21-26, to see Paul’s confidence in the Lord in the midst of a terrifying and deadly storm.
Christians have received grace from God. This means we have been given a gift by God which is the very opposite of what we deserve. We deserve death; He has given us life. And this gift is hugely expensive: His