Tag Archives: Jesus

Jesus Never Called Anyone who Was Lazy

“. . . James son of Zebedee and his brother John (to them he gave the name Boanerges, which means Sons of Thunder).” Mark 3:17 We learn several things throughout the Gospels about James and John. John was actually the first brother to follow Jesus. He notes in his gospel the exact hour (4:00 p.m.) […]

The Authority of Jesus

“They went to Capernaum, and when the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. The people were amazed at his teaching, because he taught them as one who had authority, not as the teachers of the law.” Mark 1:21–22 I will never forget my first attempt to deliver a sermon in […]

Good Intentions

Peter declared, “Even if all fall away, I will not.” Mark 14:29 Have you ever hit a bad spot in your Christian walk? You didn’t see the black ice of adverse circumstances or temptation’s power? Your feet slipped out from under you. You fell hard. That’s where we find Peter at this moment in his […]

10 Key Moments When Jesus Prayed

“Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up” (Luke 18:1). People sometimes ask me, “Why should I pray? The Lord knows everything that is going to happen anyway, so do my prayers make a difference?” The fundamental answer to that question is: “Jesus told […]

A Sufferer’s Last Hope

I love the title William Barclay gave to the passage in the Bible about the bleeding woman. He called it, “A Sufferer’s Last Hope.” Certainly, Jesus was the last hope for this woman as well as for Jairus’ daughter. Notice the subtle humor in the account of the woman pressing through the crowd to touch […]