The Isaiah 40 Response

I remember hearing one minister who preached twice and taught a class every Sunday morning talk about how tired he was Sunday afternoons.  He said he usually didn’t even feel like eating Sunday dinner, and joked that his wife would spoon food the baby, then a bite for Dad, then the baby, then Dad.  What… Continue reading The Isaiah 40 Response

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But Grow in the Grace of Our Savior Jesus Christ

“You’re such a people-person!” he said. Startled, I did not know how to reply. I am, in all respects an “introvert”: more comfortable observing rather than participating; having little patience with “small talk”; preferring to work alone; and needing solitude. I thought he knew me better than this! If in doubt, smile. Afterwards, I had… Continue reading But Grow in the Grace of Our Savior Jesus Christ

Signs in John’s Gospel

There are several words in Scripture for what we might call “miracles”: mighty deeds emphasizes the power behind the unusual occurrences wonders emphasizes the effect what is happening has on witnesses signs emphasizes that the event indicates something/someone of greater significance The preferred word for “miracles” in the Gospel of John is the word “signs”,… Continue reading Signs in John’s Gospel