Practices and Prejudice

Mathew 9:14 “Then John’s disciples came and asked him (Jesus), how is it that we and the Pharisees fast, but your disciples do not fast?” This question was posed by John’s disciples. John the Baptist spent his days proclaiming the coming of the Messiah. In John 1: 29 we read “The next day John saw Jesus coming toward him and said, ‘Look, the lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world!’ This is the one I meant when I said, a man who comes after me has surpassed me because he was before me. I myself did … Continue reading Practices and Prejudice

Spirit over Self

As I read Mathew 14, what stood out to me and what I wanted to share did not end up in this post. As I started to write I ended up focusing on Herod. A little atypical isn’t it to keep Herod as the main focus of a lesson. God has a way of teaching and reminding us of things from every passage in scripture. Mathew 14: 3-5 “Now Herod had arrested John and bound him and put him in prison because of Herodias, his brother Philip’s wife, for John had been saying to him: “It is not lawful for you to … Continue reading Spirit over Self

Miracle at Cana

There is so much to learn from the Miracle at Cana where Jesus turns water into wine (John 2:1-13). In today’s post I will only focus on two things that stood out to me the most as I dug into this passage of the first miracle that Jesus performed Mary, the mother of Jesus and The wedding guests. Jesus was at a wedding in Cana, His mother Mary, his brothers and some of His disciples were there too. The wedding celebrations of that time went on for nearly a week. As the festivities go on, at one point they run … Continue reading Miracle at Cana