Posts tagged with: John

Temple Mount in Jerusalem seen from the Mount of Olives

Where are You Planted? Part 1

If we want to flourish in life, if we want to live fully and fruitfully, then we need to develop an intimate, growing relationship with Jesus.

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A woman sitting at a table in a library reading the Bible

Words of Eternal Life

When we read and meditate upon the words of Jesus – indeed, upon the words of Scripture – we receive in a fresh way the very life of God.

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A red candle burning against a dark background

Walking Towards the Dawn

No matter how dark it seems right now in these longest nights, the Word is with us.

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Part of the nativity set of Linda Roberts. Photo by Mark Roberts.

Our God Gets It

Merry Christmas! At Christmas we celebrate the coming of God as a human being.

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A wooden statue of Joseph holding toddler Jesus

The Bible and Your Body: Part 2

The Incarnation of the Word of God strongly affirms the fundamental goodness of creation, including human bodies.

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A smiling man with earphones on standing on a city street, with groups of people in the background

The Face of Us

If the gospel is the love of God in the face of Christ, could the face of Christ in the face of us be an extension of the same?

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A tea light candle burning brightly in the evening

The Face of God

What if Philip was simply asking: What is God like?

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A Communion chalice, a loaf of bread, and a crown of thorns

Bread of Heaven

May you receive the abiding love of Christ, the living bread, as you set out to set right what needs to be set right in your life and in our troubled world.

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A basket full of many different kinds of bread and a few stems of wheat, with a salt and pepper shaker nearby

When Alan Ate Our Sins

Was it a miracle?

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A beautiful green pool with a waterfall

Jesus the Superior Water

If we find ourselves in the desert, could there really be rivers of living water flowing from us?

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Grape vines in France, with one bunch of grapes growing on them

Much Fruit

The reason we go through pruning and watering..

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I don’t know about you, but this year I experienced resurrection in a drastically different way than any year prior.

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The Cristo Blanco statue of Christ in Cusco, Peru, with his arms wide open and embracing

My Lord and My God

Is Thomas, for us, an example of trust, or of unbelief?

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A man looking expectantly out a window

Oh, Thomas!

Thomas and others remind us that we can have expectations—but even if they are fulfilled exactly as we hoped, there will always be so much more.

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A painted white heart on a park bench

God So Loved the World

God the Father loves us enough to keep speaking Jesus, the eternal Word, into our pain and suffering.

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