More going on than we think.

We don’t know for sure that Jesus knew everything while he was in a body walking around. I just want to make that clear.  But we can guess that he did. John tells us “Jesus would not entrust himself to [the people watching his miracles], for he knew all people. He did not need any testimony about mankind, for […]

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Talking with.

Jesus went to Tyre. Up on the Mediterranean coast. Far from the opposition in Jerusalem. When you go to places your opponents won’t go, sometimes you can find safety. But he couldn’t find anonymity. There was always the reputation of who he was. Stories about a wise teacher who healed people spread pretty quickly. But […]

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When devoted becomes disobedient.

It’s an odd story. Religious leaders come looking for Jesus. The ones who were known for really knowing and applying the law of Moses to daily life. They watch the followers of Jesus take whatever food they had and eat it. And they didn’t follow the ceremonial process for washing hands before eating. (I could […]

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There’s time between the lines.

It takes less time to read things than it took to live them. For example, “As soon as they got out of the boat, people recognized Jesus. They ran throughout that whole region and carried the sick on mats to wherever they heard he was. And wherever he went-into villages, towns, or countryside-they place the […]

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working hard at waiting.

I’ve told the story before, though perhaps not to you. After the large crowd was fed and the leftovers were gathered up, Jesus sent the disciples to the boat to cross the lake. He climbed up the rough craggy hill to pray. They were in the boat, he was alone (in prayer) on the land. […]

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