Tag Archives: response of faith

The Stench of Faith

Lazarus was the one who had died. But initially at least, Jesus was focused on making Martha more alive. While the Master would get around to dealing with the brother’s cold body, He focused at first on continuing to fan … Continue reading

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You Believe? Believe More!

Not gonna lie (not that I normally do), if the two sisters were to mark out opposite end points of a continuum, I probably fall more often on the Martha side then I do the Mary side. In the past … Continue reading

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Great Responsibility

Chewing on the opening verses of 2Peter this morning. And I know Peter the apostle wasn’t talking to Peter Parker (aka Spiderman for those of you with no connection to the Marvel universe), but what comes to mind as I … Continue reading

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Eating is Believing

The crowd came looking for a meal. Jesus wanted to give them more. They longed to partake again of everything they had eaten the previous day. Jesus invited them to participate in a feast that would secure all their tomorrows. … Continue reading

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The Hour is Now Here

They persecuted Him because He was healing on the Sabbath (John 5:16). But they were seeking all the more to kill Him because He was making Himself equal with God (5:18). And, let there be no doubt, that He did. … Continue reading

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Justified By Works

Context is everything. And that there are two sides to the salvation coin needs to be grappled with. Such is the paradox created by one three-word phrase in what Luther referred to as “a right strawy epistle.” By “strawy” Luther … Continue reading

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The Word Had Its Way

Though rebuilt it was still a shadow of the glory it had been in the day. Sure the walls were in place, the gates re-hung, the temple again marked by the ascending smoke of offerings to the Lord, but it … Continue reading

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