“…devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching…” (1 Tim. 4:13)

Love that Mars Us and Marks Us

John 13:18-38 Jesus is troubled over the pending betrayal by a friend. He reminds His disciples that though sorrow lies ahead, glory is to follow. Then He surprises them with a brand new command: “As I have loved you, so you must love one another.” Though there is often pain in love, love is also…

Time for Grand Deeds of Love

John 13:1-17 In washing the disciples’ feet, Jesus provides them with a demonstration of His love for them. The lesson is clear. They were to humble themselves to receive His love, and then show the same kind of love for one another. “Now that you know these things,” Jesus says, “you will be blessed if…

When a Miracle Doesn’t Help

John 9:1-41 Jesus takes the initiative and heals a blind man. This happened on the Sabbath day so it unsettled the religious leaders. The blind man however, begins to understand and transforms from being a consumer of miracles to a true disciple. Jesus sums up the event: “For judgment I have come into this world,…