The Word says that Jesus, “rose from supper and laid aside His garments, took a towel and girded Himself. After that, He poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciples’ feet, and to wipe them with the towel with which He was girded.” Now, depending upon the culture you came from or perhaps…

John’s Gospel tells us, “Now there were certain Greeks among those who came up to worship at the feast. Then they came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida of Galilee, and asked him, saying, “Sir, we wish to see Jesus.” So Phillip tells Andrew and they go and tell Jesus. The next thing we read is…

I remember hearing a story years ago of a family who had just experienced a bountiful harvest. They rejoiced every day for weeks as they enjoyed the abundance of food and were able to eat at least twice a day. As time went on the portions were reduced and soon they were eating but once…

Have you ever walked into a place and immediately been struck by an odor? Now, this can be a pleasant experience or one that makes you plug your nose, depending upon the smell or fragrance. For example, if you enter someone’s home and there is fresh bread or cookies baking in the oven you tend…

“I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in Me, though he may die, he shall live. And whoever lives and believes in Me shall never die!” These are the words Jesus spoke to Martha just a short while before He called her brother Lazarus from the dead. Lazarus had been sick and everybody…

Jesus gave a teaching  (in John 10), where He used an illustration about sheep, the shepherd, a sheepfold (pen), a door and a robber. The word says that they did not understand Him. Now that’s in a culture where they raised sheep, cared for sheep and even used them for offerings, but failed to see…

“He put mud in my eyes!” “Who did that?” “Well, some guy named Jesus spit on the ground, made some mud, stuck it in my eyes and told me to go wash it out. When I finished washing, all of a sudden I could see!” This man had been born blind and had seen nothing…

Today marks the day before the last day of the year. I look forward to the new year and all the possibilities it may bring, but for me, today is a day for a bit of reflection. “In everything give thanks, for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus our Lord!” With that…

Magi (or Wise Men) came from the East seeking out a new king born to the nation of Israel. Herod was a puppet king of Rome and certainly not a rightful ruler over God’s people. He and all in Jerusalem were disturbed that these foreigners came seeking a newborn king. These Magi had been following…

Some statements of Jesus got Him in trouble, while others brought Him the threat of death. Take this one for instance. Jesus said to them, “Most assuredly, I say to you, before Abraham was, I AM.” In this statement, He not only made Himself older and better than Abraham but made Himself equal to God. He…