Friends, I’m currently working on a Theology of Suffering. This is a series of sermons designed to help us work through the Scripture and develop an appropriate response to the work of evil and suffering in this world. In my preparation, I came across these remarks in The Cost of Discipleshipthat I had underlined. I… Continue reading Bonhoeffer on Christian Discipleship & What’s Missing Today
John 6:60-71 60On hearing it, many of his disciples said, “This is a hard teaching. Who can accept it?” 61Aware that his disciples were grumbling about this, Jesus said to them, “Does this offend you? 62What if you see the Son of Man ascend to where he was before! 63The Spirit gives life; the flesh… Continue reading 90 Days with Jesus, Day 28: John 6:60-71: What Did Jesus Say? Or, What Did You Hear?
John 6:41-51 41At this the Jews began to grumble about him because he said, “I am the bread that came down from heaven.” 42They said, “Is this not Jesus, the son of Joseph, whose father and mother we know? How can he now say, ‘I came down from heaven’?” 43″Stop grumbling among yourselves,” Jesus answered.… Continue reading 90 Days with Jesus, Day 26: John 6:41-51: The Flesh of Jesus
John 3:22-30 22After this, Jesus and his disciples went out into the Judean countryside, where he spent some time with them, and baptized. 23Now John also was baptizing at Aenon near Salim, because there was plenty of water, and people were constantly coming to be baptized. 24(This was before John was put in prison.) 25An… Continue reading 90 Days With Jesus, Day 11: John 3:22-30: Finding Joy in Being Less
(I’m sorry this is so late. This is Sunday’s meditation. Number 11 soon!) John 3:9-21 9″How can this be?” Nicodemus asked. 10″You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things? 11I tell you the truth, we speak of what we know, and we testify to what we have seen, but still you… Continue reading 90 Days With Jesus, Day 10: John 3:9-21: Believe in the Crucified Lord