When looking for evidence of an answered prayer, we only have our expectations to use as a template for how God has responded to us. But God isn’t limited in the slightest by our expectations or previous experiences – He is a God of unlimited possibilities.
Today, as in all generations, we’re taught the economic principle of the scarcity of needed resources. Rarely do we hear of Jesus’ more accurate principle of abundance for all our needs. In Jesus’ day, the economists were the Pharisees and those in political power. Each used their authority to control […]
Through their devoted study of the scriptures, the Pharisees had a pretty good idea how to recognize the Messiah, but for some strange reason, they did not recognize Jesus as Messiah. Ironically, the scriptures they studied even told them they wouldn’t:
It seems we’ve heard this story before (see The Big Picnic, March 15, 2009, Mark 6:30-44). But this is a different occasion altogether. The growing crowd – about four thousand – had been with Jesus for three days, and were in a remote place where there wasn’t enough food available.