God, Self & Other – Luke 23: The Feeding of the 5,000 and Other Acts of Miraculous Provision

      One of the hardest lessons of the life of faith is…faith – trusting that God will come through on his promises. We can all point to events in our lives and the lives of others in which it seems God failed the elemental promise of providing for our physical needs. And yet, […]

God, Self & Other – Luke 22: Stealing Grace? (Jesus Heals a Woman with a Hemorrhage)

      The first step of faith is deciding if we want anything to do with Jesus. The second step is wondering of Jesus wants anything to do with us. At some point we recognize that the depth of Jesus’s compassion is directly related to our desperate need for help, forgiveness and acceptance. And […]

God, Self & Other – Luke 21: The Kingdom Invades New Lands

    The gospel is ultimately the story of a king reclaiming his throne. In this passage we have Jesus and his allies crossing a body of water to land on foreign shores. The story includes the miracle of calming a storm and casting out demons. But the significance of what happens is very much […]