Tag Archives: Disciples

Storm

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The howling wind whistled through the ropes so that the men had to shout at each other just to be heard. The waves seemed to be getting bigger by the minute and from time to time one would break over the gunnels, swamping the deck and wetting those on board. This was not the first storm these men had endured…. Read more »

The Return Home

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His instruction to those who had travelled with him was to leave Jerusalem and return home to Galilee. They spent another week in the city before setting off home. As they walked the now familiar road back to Galilee, the events of the past few weeks played through their minds… The triumphal entry into Jerusalem and the anticipation of the… Read more »

Hushed Silence

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As I made my way up the hill, the crowd pushed in on me from every side. The mood was frantic. Everyone, it seemed, was talking about what had happened in the past week. John the Baptiser was dead. Murdered. And now we were without a teacher. And so here we were, looking for the one he had spoken about…… Read more »

Retreat

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The terrible news spread like wildfire.  John the Baptist was dead.  Murdered. A shining light had been violently snuffed out, leaving many people without a teacher. The crowd didn’t know what to do, but they knew who to turn to. If only they could find him. Just days before, the disciples of Jesus had returned from their very first mission… Read more »

Come And See

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The mid afternoon sun belted down on the coarse river sand, making it almost too hot to stand on. There was a slight breeze blowing down the valley as the two men stood at the edge of the river, discussing with their teacher the people who had been baptized that morning. Without warning, the teacher pointed to a man who… Read more »

Worthy To Suffer

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In the days and weeks following Pentecost, Jesus’ followers became so popular that the religious leaders felt threatened and put some of them in prison for teaching in the temple. While they were in prison an angel visited them and miraculously freed them. They then promptly returned to the temple and started teaching again. Upon discovering this, the temple police… Read more »