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The Rev. Dr. Joanna Adams

Miracles Reconsidered

John 6:1-21

9th Sunday after Pentecost - Year B

July 26, 2015

The Rev. Dr. Joanna Adams (PCUSA)

From cover to cover, the Bible is filled with miracle stories. Choose a book. Ezekiel? Bones that lie dry and lifeless in the middle of a valley are knit back together. How about Exodus? Moses stretches out his hand, and the waters of the Red Sea part. The Psalms? "O Lord, I have cried out to you, and you have healed me." The New Testament is overflowing with miracles as well. Water is turned into wine. Lame people walk. Blind people see. Demons disappear. In the 6th chapter of John, we encounter not one, but two miracle stories. First, Jesus feeds the 5,000 with five loaves of bread and two fish; then he walks across the Sea of Galilee.

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The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon

Why Jesus? Part 3: Jesus the Magician

October 17, 2010

The Rev. Dr. William H. Willimon (UMC)

"Lazarus, whom you love is ill, come quickly," entreated Jesus' good friends, Mary and Martha, who were Lazarus' sisters. Oddly, Jesus lingered where he was for three more days. What was he doing that was so important? He just hung out where he was for "three more days."

Of course, when Jesus finally shows up three days later, it was all over but the weeping; Lazarus has been entombed for three days. Martha gave Jesus a piece of her mind for his malingering. If Jesus loved Lazarus so much, why did it take him so long to get there?

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Head of Household?

The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston (PCUSA)

The Rev. Dr. Scott Black Johnston recalls the miracle of Elizabeth's pregnancy and calls us to recognize the way in which God works through women.