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Know God in a Year #132 More than Asked


The answer to Jesus prayer brought more than asked. The disciples awaken and reorient to their surroundings. They see Jesus radiant and glowing with light like they’ve never seen. As their eyes adjust, they see him speaking with Moses and Elijah. They’ve never seen them, yet they know them. This must be the rescue they’ve […]

Know God in a Year #104 What is Death?


Just then someone from Jairus’s house approaches. Jairus pales as he gets the message, “Your daughter has died. Don’t bother Jesus to come.” Jesus hears and reassures him, “Don’t be afraid,  just believe, and she will be all right.” He picks up the pace for him. Jairus has just seen someone healed by touching Jesus, […]

Know God in a Year #93 A Funeral Ruined


The next morning Jesus and many followers leave for Nain, a mountain village about 20 miles from Capernaum. All along the way people join them, wanting to be in Jesus’ presence, bringing their sick for healing. This joy-filled crowd nears the gate of Nain and sees a funeral procession coming out on the way to […]

Know God in a Year #75 Forgiven


A paralyzed man in Capernaum is completely helpless and dying. Friends tell him of the healing power of Jesus, but he doubts Jesus would want him in his presence. He knows his illness comes from his sin and so refuses hope. Finally, his friends convince him to let them carry him to Peter’s house where […]

Know God in a Year #64 The “I Know” Mind


When people think they know you, it can prevent really knowing you. Jesus had grown up among the people of Nazareth, they had watched him develop from childhood, so they were resistant to seeing him as anything but “the carpenter’s son.” They’d heard about his miracles, and were hoping for some. But there was another […]

Know God in a Year #44 After Cleansing Comes True Worship


Finally the terrified priests and temple officers regain their composure and return to the temple. What a difference they find! The temple is now filled with the praise of the healed. The blind see Jesus face, the deaf hear his voice, the mute shout his praise–the first healings of his ministry. Smiling children come and […]

Know God in a Year #43 The Power of Choice is All-Powerful


The same commanding voice that made Mt. Sinai quake, now rings through the temple, “Get these things out of here!” Once again the people tremble. The priests and vendors rush to get away. The cords in his hand seem like a terrible scourge even though no one is hit. The racketeers leave their money, trying […]

Know God in a Year #14 Confirmation of Messiah


Simeon just happens to walk into the temple while Jesus is being dedicated. Just happens? No, Simeon has such a connection with God that he has heard His Spirit tell him he would not die before he has seen the Messiah. This morning he feels unusually drawn to the temple. Entering, he suddenly “knows” why […]

Know God in a Year–Introduction to God-in-a-Box


Do you ever want more from life? Ever feel empty? A longing for you-don’t-know-what? It really isn’t a malfunction. God put that in you to lead you to Him–the One who satisfies. Years ago I read a book touted to be the #1 book on Jesus’ life in the U.S. Library of Congress. But it […]

Know God in a Year #242 Nothing Keeps God Down–The Resurrection


It is just before dawn on Sunday morning. At Jesus’ grave many soldiers are keeping watch, along with many beings they can’t see.  A great number of evil angels are there with Satan hoping to keep the Son of God from coming out. But heavenly angels, excelling in strength, are there too. Just as there […]