When someone asks you how you are doing, how do you answer? I have a friend who would always answer, "I'm blessed and highly favored," even when he was in pain or having a horrible day. Was he ignoring reality? Or seeing life with a different perspective?
The disciples had been fishing all night. They were tired and ready to go home, but Jesus told them to try one more time. If you were Simon (aka Peter), what would you have done?
Hometown Boy Stirs Up Trouble
Last week we learned about defenestration (read more in last week's sermon or in this article) and this week we see what might have been the precursor to that practice. In what ways and for what reasons would we like to throw Jesus' teachings off the cliff instead of embracing them?
Prayer #3 – All for One and One for All
In several of his letters, the Apostle Paul describes us as all parts of the same body. This idea of interconnectedness helps us see why our prayers for one another matter.
Why Pray? #2 – What do we hope for?
What are your expectations when you pray? Our scriptures show us that God can and does do great things. What are you hoping for?