This story of Jesus has several aspects that make it a favorite on StoriesOfJesus.org. The four who brought their friend to Jesus didn't give up when they found the way too crowded. They found a way to the roof, broke it open, and lowered their friend. That's friendship - and faith! Next, Jesus could have healed the man and it would have been amazing, but he did something else first. Jesus taught that what the man needed more, and we all need, is a forgiveness of our sins. Jesus first forgave the man his sins and then He healed him. Sometimes getting to Jesus is harder than we hoped. Sometimes He doesn't immediately give us what we think we need. But He will always give us what is best, and that ends up being more than we thought we wanted. ... See MoreSee Less
Faith is a principle of action and power. The story of Jesus healing the leper is a great example. Faith is a belief that leads to action. That belief and action bring power from Jesus Christ. Find the story here, then find it in the Bible. ... See MoreSee Less
With Christmas now behind us and a new year ahead, let's remember why Christmas is so special. It's because He died and rose again. He Lives! Read the story of how Jesus appeared to Mary Magdalene, then find the accounts in the scriptures:storiesofjesus.org/jesus-appears-to-mary-magdalene/I was told that to be born is really not unique, but to live again, that is something! He lives and we can have His guidance in our lives. ... See MoreSee Less
Mark 16:9-11 John 20:2-18 After Mary had seen the empty tomb, she ran and found Peter and John, two of Jesus’ disciples. The two disciples ran to the tomb, with John getting there ahead of Peter. Jo...
After Jesus' baptism, He went to the wilderness alone to fast and pray. He must have contemplated His upcoming ministry. Over the next three years, He would teach and perform miracles. Then, in the greatest example of love, He would perform THE miracle for us all. ... See MoreSee Less
Matthew Chapter 4 Mark 1:12-13 Jesus was about to begin his ministry of teaching people and of serving people who needed help. Before doing this, he went into the wilderness to fast and to worship a...
Another Sunday thought about Jesus from StoriesOfJesus.org, this one about the baptism of Jesus. Going through this story, I thought about the love, meekness, and obedience Jesus shows. Those are attributes I need to cultivate in my life.storiesofjesus.org/jesus-is-baptized/... See MoreSee Less