Jesus exercises power over death and illness. He calmly cures the sick and raises the dead. In the midst of ferment he puts things right.
Good times are part of God's plan for his people. No matter how grim the present reality may be, God somehow provides a happy ending.
The reality of the resurrection is one of the cornerstones of our Christian faith. If we don't believe that Jesus has risen from the dead nothing else makes any sense.
Jesus is still powerful today. He still forgives sins and reaches out to the sick. All he requires from us is confidence in his power.
The lesson that we need to learn is that being made free in Christ is far better than hanging on to our comfortable old demons.
Jesus’ care and concern for the lives of his apostles reminds us that God is not a billion miles away somewhere in the sky. He is with us and within us--watching and caring for us.
Saints Peter and Paul didn't seem that they were going to amount to much at the beginning of their stories. But Jesus can make something of us all.
The narrative of the centurion's servant is instructive because it teaches us that while Jesus' mission is primarily for the Jews, he is open to contact with others and has compassion for them.
Jesus carries out miracles not just to help those in need, but to lead them to understand and accept his messianic teaching.
The Babylonians captured Jerusalem, carried off its treasures, took its citizens into captivity, dismantled and burned the temple, and destroyed the city walls.