Contributed on Aug 26, 2005
Positive precepts for hearing from God in a crisis based on Christ’s healing of the nobleman’s son.
John 4:46-54 (NLT) In the course of his journey through Galilee, he arrived at the town of Cana, where he had turned the water into wine. There was a government official in the city of Capernaum whose son was very sick. 47 When he heard that Jesus had come from Judea and was traveling into ...read more
Contributed on Sep 3, 2005
Actions to keep loss from paralyzing you - taken from the story of the healing of the paraplegic.
The worst natural disaster in American history occured this past week. The destruction caused by Hurricane Katrina was devasting. It looks like there may be hundreds dead, thousands who lost all their possessions and billions of dollars worth of damage. The city of New Orleans is fighting for ...read more
Contributed on Sep 10, 2005
How Christ’s miracle of feeding the 5,000 teaches you where to find the means to live by when your resources are running low.
We’re in the series on the seven conversations with Jesus that preceded His "sign" miracles in John’s Good News account. The setting for this week’s conversation between Christ and his disciples and the performance of his miracle is simple. Thousands of people had been listening to Christ’s ...read more
Contributed on Sep 15, 2005
Life preservers for the storms of life based on Christ’s miracle of walking on the water.
(NLT) When the people saw this miraculous sign, (the feeding of the 5,000) they exclaimed, "Surely he is the Prophet we have been expecting!" 15 Jesus saw that they were ready to take him by force and make him king, so he went higher into the hills alone. 16 That evening his disciples went down ...read more
Contributed on Sep 22, 2005
Gaining insights on how to have the positive outlook it takes to face problems effectively - based on Christ’s healing of the man born blind.
(CEV) As Jesus walked along, he saw a man who had been blind since birth. 2 Jesus’ disciples asked, "Teacher, why was this man born blind? Was it because he or his parents sinned?" 3 "No it wasn’t!" Jesus answered. "But because of his blindness, you will see God work a miracle for him. 4 As ...read more
Contributed on Sep 30, 2005
Prescriptions for keeping your hope alive as seen in Christ’s miracle of raising Lazarus.
One of life’s toughest challenges is staying optimistic about the future. Adverse circumstances can cloud your vision of tomorrow and make it tough to maintain a positive attitude. You can be tempted to lose hope. The good news is - and we’ve been reaffirming this throughout this current ...read more