Monthly Archives: February 2016

GLEANINGS from Claudia: Following Jesus – Jesus and Work

READ: Lk. 5:1-11 I’m retired. What a gift. But I’m not so far into retirement that I’ve forgotten the longing to be productive and to bring blessing to all in my daily world. That longing of my heart hasn’t retired … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: Following Jesus – Jesus and Celebrity

READ: Mt. 4:13-16; 18-25; 8:14-17; Mk. 1:16-39; Lk. 4:31-44; 5:1-11 I’m thinking these passages will merit more than one post – I’ve been processing them since Wednesday! I can readily picture Jesus ministering in Capernaum. Steve and I had the … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: Following Jesus – Back to Galilee

READ: Mt. 4:12, 17; Mk 1:14-15; Lk. 3:19-20; 4:14-15; Jn. 4:1-54 Jesus heads toward his home region today. What drives this decision? He is certainly aware of the controversy his baptizing (or as John clarifies, the baptizing his disciples are … Continue reading

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GLEANING from Claudia: Following Jesus – It’s All About Jesus

READ: John 3:22-36 I admire John the Baptizer. When his disciples come to him concerned that Jesus is baptizing people too and many are going to him, John’s answer is stellar. In a condensed version he simply says, “A person … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: Following Jesus – No Bigotry Here

READ: John 3:1-21 “Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council.” This simple sentence holds a world of information. This man who came to Jesus by night was a powerful … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: Following Jesus – Eyes to See

READ: John 2:12-25 Jesus ministry certainly didn’t begin with a soft launch. Like all observant Jewish men, Jesus goes to Jerusalem for the Passover, one of three feasts that required Jewish men to go up to the temple in Jerusalem. … Continue reading

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GLEANINGS from Claudia: Following Jesus -Trust in God’s Timing

READ: John 2:1-11 There is so much in this story speaks to me. I love it that Jesus’ first miracle is performed in support of a huge party, a wedding celebration. I ponder the empty jars, re-filled with sweet fresh … Continue reading

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