Turning Water into Wine

  John 2: 2-10  On the third day there was a wedding in Cana of Galilee, and the mother of Jesus was there. Now both Jesus and His disciples were invited to the wedding.  And when they ran out of wine, the mother of Jesus said to Him, “They have no wine.” Jesus said to her, “Woman, what does your concern have to do with Me? My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Whatever He says to you, do it.” Now there were set there six waterpots of stone, according to the manner of purification of the Jews, …

Jesus Power over Demons and Disease

           Mark 1: 23-26  “And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out,  Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with thee, thou Jesus of Nazareth? art thou come to destroy us? I know thee who thou art, the Holy One of God. And Jesus rebuked him, saying, Hold thy peace, and come out of him. And when the unclean spirit had torn him, and cried with a loud voice, he came out of him.   … and in the synagogue was a man with an unclean spirit, but Jesus rebuked the …

Jesus Cares About Daily Needs

      John 8: 12-13  “When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” So they gathered them and filled twelve baskets with the pieces of the five barley loaves left over by those who had eaten.   Once after Jesus had been preaching and the crowds were about to push Him into Lake Gennesaret, He got into a boat and knowing Peter had fished all night and caught no fish, told him to let down their nets in deep water. Peter did, and caught so many fish, the net was breaking. Later during …

Jesus Forgives A Sinful Woman

  Scripture: And Jesus said, “Neither do I condemn you; go and sin no more.” John 8: 11   After spending a night on Mount of Olives, early next  morning Jesus went to the temple. Though the temple was a place for worship, the scribes and Pharisees brought into the temple a woman they accused of being caught in the act of adultery. Though Jesus had not gone to the temple that morning to serve as a judge: that was to be His wayside ministry for the day. So how did He deal with the situation? He wasn’t condoning adultery, but He knew the purpose of the scribes and Pharisees, was to …

Jesus Washes Disciples Feet

      Jesus Washes Disciples’ Feet Scripture: “Then Jesus poured water into a basin and began to wash the disciple’s feet and to wipe them with the towel that was wrapped around Him. ” John 13: 5. The following is far more than a wayside ministry it was an example of the humility believers are to demonstrate to their fellow believers. Before Feast of the Passover, when Jesus knew His hour had come to leave this world and return to heaven, during supper after Satan had put it into the heart of Judas to betray Him, Jesus rose from the table, laid aside His outer garment, tied a …

Jesus Restores Ear of Malchus

        John 18: 4-11 “Jesus, knowing all that was going to happen to him, went out and asked them, “Who is it you want?”  “Jesus of Nazareth,” they replied. “I am he,” Jesus said. (And Judas the traitor was standing there with them.) When Jesus said, “I am he,” they drew back and fell to the ground. Again he asked them, “Who is it you want?”“Jesus of Nazareth,” they said. Jesus answered, “I told you that I am he. If you are looking for me, then let these men go.” This happened so that the words he had spoken would be fulfilled: “I …

Where is Heaven?

    Scripture: “In the beginning God created heavens and earth. The earth was formless and empty; and darkness was over the surface of the waters… God said, “Let there be light, and there was light. God saw that the light was good and separated light from darkness. He called the light day and called darkness night. There was morning and evening and the first day. Then God said,” Let there be a vault between the waters to separate them. And God called vault above the waters sky and that beneath vault seas.” Genesis 1: 1-5 We are told that there are three heavens: first heaven is the …

What is Heaven Like?

  Scripture: The apostle Paul said in 1 Corinthians 2: 9, ” What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, this is what God has prepared for those who love  Him.” Though Paul felt inadequate to describe heaven, the disciple John was privileged to look into heaven as described in Revelation 4: 1-6 and through an open door saw a throne with One seated on it. He had the appearance of jasper and ruby, and around the throne was a rainbow, which had the appearance of an emerald. Also around His throne were twenty-four other thrones, and seated on those …

Who and What Won’t Be in Heaven?

      Scripture: According to Paul’s letter to the church at Corinth, these are some who won’t be in heaven: 1 Corinthians 6: 9-10 “Don’t you know the unrighteous won’t inherit the kingdom of God? Don’t be deceived: neither those sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who practice homosexuality, thieves, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.” Paul added some to whom he wrote had been such before being washed in the cleansing blood of Jesus.  So we can rejoice that the shed blood of Jesus saves all who repent of sin, no matter how sinful and depraved.  Some other things won’t be …

What Kind of Bodies Will We Have?

    In Heaven What Kind of Bodies will we have? Scripture: The apostle Paul wrote these words: “For we who live, always are given over to death for Jesus’ sake; so that the life of Jesus might be manifested in our mortal bodies…for we know He who raised the Lord Jesus, will raise us also and bring us with you into His presence… For we know if the tent which is our earthly home, is destroyed, we have a building from God, a building not made with hands, eternal in the heavens: for in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwellings; so …

Present Heaven and Earth Will Be Destroyed

  Scripture: 2 Peter 3: 10. “But the day of the Lord will come as a thief, and then the heavens will pass with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed. The day of the Lord will come as a thief and then heavens will pass away with a loud roar, heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and earth and works performed on it exposed. But according to God’s promise we’re waiting for new heaven and earth in which righteousness dwells, but we are not to ignore this …

Conclusions About Heaven

  Scripture: “The Lord is my Shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in the paths of righteousness for His name’s sake, Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for You are with me: your rod and your staff. they comfort me. You prepare a  table before me in the presence if my enemies: You anoint my head with oil: my cup overflows. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life, and I shall dwell in …