they were talking together

Before going into Jerusalem to be crucified, Jesus took James, John and Peter up a mountain and something wonderful happened. The transfiguration of Christ. …as he was praying, Jesus’ face was altered, his clothing became dazzling white, and two other men appeared and were talking to him about his departure and what he was about…

In the moonlight

And there were shepherds living out in the fields nearby, keeping watch over their flocks at night. An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy…

Light

In him was life, and that life was the light of all mankind. John 1:4 NIV “Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali, the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the Gentiles—the people living in darkness have seen a great light on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light…

Who is this?

A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown? He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be…

How great is your love?

When one of the Pharisees invited Jesus to have dinner with him, he went to the Pharisee’s house and reclined at the table. A woman in that town who lived a sinful life learned that Jesus was eating at the Pharisee’s house, so she came there with an alabaster jar of perfume. As she stood behind him…

Behold the Lamb

The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Look, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!” John 1:29 NIV To the Jews, the unblemished lamb was an animal used in the temple for sacrifice. It was offered to appease God’s judgement for sin. Even at the beginning of…

Do not judge

“Do not judge, or you too will be judged. For in the same way you judge others, you will be judged, and with the measure you use, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother’s eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own…

His heart overflowed with compassion

Jesus went with his disciples to the village of Nain, and a large crowd followed him. A funeral procession was coming out as he approached the village gate. The young man who had died was a widow’s only son, and a large crowd from the village was with her. When the Lord saw her, his heart…

“Your sins are forgiven”

Some men came carrying a paralyzed man on a sleeping mat. They tried to take him inside to Jesus, but they couldn’t reach him because of the crowd. So they went up to the roof and took off some tiles. Then they lowered the sick man on his mat down into the crowd, right in…

At Rest

Jesus was able to entrust the successful outcome of his earthly mission into his Father’s hands, and did not fear stepping back from its demands for a while. In no sense was he driven by the fear of failure, the size of the task, the enormity of the responsibility, or the time constraints upon him….