Category Archives: Free Will

Where to Cast our Nets

Afterward Jesus appeared again to his disciples, by the Sea of Galilee. It happened this way: Simon Peter, Thomas (also known as Didymus ), Nathanael from Cana in Galilee, the sons of Zebedee, and two other disciples were together. “I’m … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Community, Christianity, Death and Dying, Discernment, Discipleship, eternal life, Faith, Following God, Free Will, God's Love for Us, Jesus, John, Miracles, Nature, The Nature of God, The Spiritual Realm | Tagged , , , , , | 1 Comment

Never Stop Seeking

Now Mary stood outside the tomb crying. As she wept, she bent over to look into the tomb and saw two angels in white, seated where Jesus’ body had been, one at the head and the other at the foot. … Continue reading

Posted in Born again, Christianity, Death and Dying, Discernment, Faith, Following God, Free Will, God's Love for Us, Jesus, John, Love for the Lost, Mary, Messiah, The Nature of God, The Spiritual Realm, Trusting God | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

Childbirth

Jesus saw that they wanted to ask him about this, so he said to them, “Are you asking one another what I meant when I said, ‘In a little while you will see me no more, and then after a … Continue reading

Posted in Born again, Christianity, Death and Dying, Discernment, Following God, Free Will, God's Love for Us, Jesus, John, Love for the Lost, Messiah, Redemption, The Nature of God, The Spiritual Realm, Trusting God | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment

Stepping out of the Cave

On his arrival, Jesus found that Lazarus had already been in the tomb for four days. Now Bethany was less than two miles from Jerusalem, and many Jews had come to Martha and Mary to comfort them in the loss … Continue reading

Posted in Born again, Christianity, Death and Dying, Discipleship, eternal life, Following God, Forgiveness, Free Will, God's Love for Us, Jesus, John, Lazarus, living water, Messiah, Miracles, The Nature of God, The Spiritual Realm | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Ecosystem in our Souls?

As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened … Continue reading

Posted in Angels, Christianity, Discernment, Following God, Free Will, Healing, Impure spirits, Jesus, John, Miracles, The Earthly Realm, The Nature of God, The Spiritual Realm | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Eternal Life or Endless Fries?

The next day the crowd that had stayed on the opposite shore of the lake realized that only one boat had been there, and that Jesus had not entered it with his disciples, but that they had gone away alone. … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Discipleship, eternal life, Faith, Following God, Free Will, God's Love for Us, Jesus, John, Love for the Lost, Obedience, The Nature of God, The Spiritual Realm, Trusting God | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Master at the Pool

Some time later, Jesus went up to Jerusalem for one of the Jewish festivals. Now there is in Jerusalem near the Sheep Gate a pool, which in Aramaic is called Bethesda and which is surrounded by five covered colonnades. Here … Continue reading

Posted in Ceremonial Cleansing, Christianity, Death and Dying, Discernment, Following God, Free Will, God's Love for Us, Healing, Jesus, John, Love for the Lost, Miracles, The Nature of God, The Spiritual Realm, Trusting God | Tagged , , , , , | 2 Comments

The Journey Home

Once more he visited Cana in Galilee, where he had turned the water into wine. And there was a certain royal official whose son lay sick at Capernaum. When this man heard that Jesus had arrived in Galilee from Judea, … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Death and Dying, Discernment, Discipleship, Faith, Following God, Free Will, God's Love for Us, Healing, Jesus, John, Love for the Lost, Messiah, Miracles, Trusting God | Tagged , , , , , | 6 Comments

Deep Wells of Living Water

Now he had to go through Samaria. So he came to a town in Samaria called Sychar, near the plot of ground Jacob had given to his son Joseph. Jacob’s well was there, and Jesus, tired as he was from … Continue reading

Posted in Christianity, Covenant, Discernment, Faith, Following God, Forgiveness, Free Will, God's Love for Us, Jesus, John, Messiah, reconciliation, Redemption, The Earthly Realm, The Nature of God, The Spiritual Realm, Trusting God | Tagged , , , , , , | 9 Comments

Weeping Women

As the soldiers led him away, they seized Simon from Cyrene, who was on his way in from the country, and put the cross on him and made him carry it behind Jesus. A large number of people followed him, … Continue reading

Posted in Christian Community, Christianity, Death and Dying, Faith, Following God, Forgiveness, Free Will, God's Love for Us, Jesus, Love for the Lost, Luke, Messiah, reconciliation, Redemption, The Earthly Realm, The Nature of God, The Spiritual Realm | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment