4 thoughts on “God-stories

  • January 16, 2016 at 11:06 pm

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  • January 28, 2016 at 3:47 am

    I don’t know if my favorite story really fits as an answer to your question, but it’s the story of when the centurion approaches Jesus and asks him to heal his servant. The centurion didn’t feel that he had the right to ask Jesus to come to his house, but instead he just asked him to say the word, and he knew his servant would be healed. Jesus responded by telling him that it will be done as he believed it would. I love the example of faith. I also love the fact that it shows Jesus’s absolute God power and His willingness to use it to heal. It’s very comforting to me to know that our God can do anything even when He’s not here in the flesh just like Jesus wasn’t near the centurion’s servant.

    • February 3, 2016 at 3:31 am

      I Love that the centurion story is your favorite! It is an example of faith in action! How have you seen that kind of call to faith in action played out in your life?

  • February 7, 2016 at 12:30 am

    I love the stories in Daniel. Not the story of Susanna (although, that is a good one) but the story in Daniel 3 of the Fiery Furnace. What I love about the story (In addition to the geek angle) is where King Nebuchadnezzar demands the renouncing of God and then puts the three men into a furnace who won’t renounce God and worship a golden figure as commanded. When the King looks in the furnace he sees four people rather than the three he put in there. God or an Angel of God was with them and saved them from the fire. Not only do the three men survive but the king changes his belief.

    So how would this apply to our modern life or why does this speak to me? I think we are asked to renounce our faith in popular culture in order to be “rational” at the same time I think the mainstream views of Christianity involve the wealth theology idea where if I do good stuff I will get good stuff and the evidence of God’s favor will be my BMW. In Daniel 3, God or an Angel walks among the believers, saving them from the fire only for believing and not turning away from their God. I think in today’s world, it is important to hold onto our faith in God and never forget that no work on our part will ever be enough for the gifts we receive from God. It is only through grace that we can be saved and we will never be worthy of that gift.

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