Life in Jesus' Name (Gospels)
A look at stories and teaching from the Gospels to understand how to live life “holding fast” to Jesus’ name.
“Go and report what you hear and see: the blind receive sight and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the Gospel preached to them. Blessed are they who do not stumble over (take offense at) me. ~Matthew 11:4-6
Luke 7:36-50 — An unwelcome guest teaches some religious folks what it means to be a grateful and hospitable host.
Mark 5:21-43 — We look at two Jesus encounters to consider the quality of our public and private ‘neighboring’.
Luke 10:25-37 — A surprising actor teaches us about mercy and doing the things we believe.
Mark 2:13-17; Luke 18:9-14 — Jesus showed us how to love our neighbors: recognize our own sin and don’t turn away from the messiness of faithful ministry.
Mark 2:1-13; Ephesians 3:14-21 — A fresh look at a familiar story brings fresh insights on the importance of forgiveness and reconciliation with God.
Mark 1:40-45 — Jesus has pronounced us clean and whole before God; that vitally changes our self-understanding and our view of others.