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When Jesus says, “I am the bread of life,” he certainly wants to feed us. But just what is in this bread and how can we bake it for others?
Jesus fed 5,000 people with just a little fish and bread. But his focus was on quality, not quantity. He wants to satisfy our spiritual hunger by feeding the whole person, not just filling a stomach.
Mark 6:30-34, 53-56
What would you call a movie about Jesus’ ministry in the region of Galilee, as he healed the sick and needy? Do we feel the compassion of Jesus when people are in need today?
You are social distancing, you have masks in the glove compartment, jacket pockets, desk drawers and on hooks in the hallway, and you’re afraid to go shopping. Yet, the Bible says you’re blessed. Excuse me?
Do you ever wonder if God is giving you a nudge to begin something in your life, but the task seems impossible? Don’t let perfection stand in the way of success.
Whether it’s a handshake or a more spiritual connection with God, touch can be a powerful force for good.
1 Samuel 17:(1a, 4-11, 19-23), 32-49
In a time of crisis, we need to find a still point, calming our spirits and opening our minds to God’s leading. Old Testament and gospel texts show us how.
2 Corinthians 5:6-10 (11-13), 14-17
It’s June 2021, and many high school seniors have already launched themselves into a “gap year.” They will not be in college in September. So where will they be? And what does this have to do with the apostle Paul’s word to the Corinthians?
2 Corinthians 4:13-5:1
At the end of life, we will all go home, and it won’t be to a tiny house or a spacious mansion. Instead, it will be to a house that is eternal in heaven.
When we are awestruck, we should consider what God may be saying to us through that emotion … and be aware that a paradigm shift may be coming in our life.
The Holy Spirit fills us with the power of God and challenges us to share that divine energy with others.
Jesus blasts off to heaven at the end of his earthly ministry. But this conclusion is the beginning of a new adventure, one that pushes us into an unknown future.
1 John 5:1-6
Thousands of high school students are taking classes in “Theory of Knowledge.” Perhaps this is surprising, but it might be the most important class in their curriculum. It’s a course in how we get knowledge and how we know what we know. The apostle John in today’s reading has some ideas about this.
The readability of a text is measured by certain formulas. When Philip the Evangelist finds a man struggling to read the Bible, he throws away the formulas and does something else.
Anything can happen when school teachers take children on a field trip. Life sometimes feels like a field trip, but fortunately, we have Someone who watches over us.
1 John 3:1-7
Just as children develop a healthy imagination, children of God are called to imagine themselves being formed in the image of Christ, having power over sin and love for God and neighbor.
The Christians of Jerusalem had one heart and soul in everything they did. Their success came not from individual heroism, but from collective action.
The good news of Easter is that God has broken the vicious cycle of negativity. The stone has been rolled back, Jesus has been raised, and our risen Lord is ahead of us and waiting for us.
Today should be called Donkey Sunday, not Palm Sunday. The colt that Jesus rode can teach us valuable lessons about carrying our Lord in the world.
If we feel the pull of Jesus in our lives and submit to his power, we’ll discover that our lives become magnetic, too.
We are dragging more and more of life’s baggage behind us as we move along, and the voice of God sometimes seems inexplicably silent. But that doesn’t mean we’ve somehow failed.
A popular lo-cal ice cream maker thinks we should stop “shoulding” ourselves. But in the Bible, we are faced with many “shoulds” and “should nots.”
Like a recently found fossil on Madagascar, our ancient ancestor Abraham is a game-changer in the evolution of our faith.
The way of the Lord is guided by the Holy Spirit. Here are three ways we can recognize how God helps us orienteer the path.
2 Corinthians 4:3-6
A battle fought by an all-black regiment during the Civil War offers insight into the glory of the death of Christ.
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