Defining a Miracle

One question that comes up a lot when we talk about whether or not miracles still happen is to define “miracle.” That is a great question to ask because if we say miracle but mean different things then we talk past each other. Here are a few definitions from various Bible dictionaries…even these will show […]

You Will Only See the Miracle If you Believe It Is Possible?

Seeing is believing, they say, but not with miracles. There are people who see miracles who deny it. Just ask Jesus! And if people denied it when Jesus, who they could see, did a miracle, how are people going to react when God, who we cannot see, does a miracle? We have to have the […]

Does God Still Raise the Dead? Are Resurrections Still Happening?

I was reading Jerry Trousdale’s book “Miraculous Movements” and in it there is a story about two men who are disciple makers. They know of a village that is too dangerous to try to disciple people in. While on a journey to another location their transportation breaks down in that very village and it is […]

Jesus Didn’t Wait Until Sunday

Sometimes we get so caught up in our own traditions that we miss the bigger point entirely. The Jewish religious authorities in Jesus’ day had done this. In their effort to be holy…to cross the t’s and dot the i’s they had wrapped various commands in so many traditions that it was hard to tell […]

Is This The Most Faith-Full Moment in Jesus’ Ministry?

When you say John 4 your first thought probably goes the woman at the well. There is another story in that chapter that I find one of the most moving and faith-full moments in the Gospels. I don’t know that I need to get into the business of comparing people’s faith. That just doesn’t seem […]

In Jesus’ Name – More Than Words

God did extraordinary miracles through Paul, so that even handkerchiefs and aprons that had touched him were taken to the sick, and their illnesses were cured and the evil spirits left them. Some Jews who went around driving out evil spirits tried to invoke the name of the Lord Jesus over those who were demon-possessed. They would […]

Peter Took Him By the Right Hand and He Helped Him Up

3 One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. 2 Now a man who was lame from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was put every day to beg from those going into the temple courts. 3 When he saw Peter and John about to enter, he […]

Gospel of John 20 – The Empty Tomb

1Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene went to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed from the entrance. 2So she came running to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one Jesus loved, and said, “They have taken the Lord out of the […]