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Category: Encounters of a Spiritual Kind

Wrong Loyalties

Written by David Koenig | November, 2014
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ENCOUNTERS OF A SPIRITUAL KIND Last of a series of ten There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, “Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that […] Read More

Looking in All the Wrong Places

Written by David Koenig | August, 2014
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(Ninth of a Series) Now behold, one came and said to Him, “Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?” So He said to him, “Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep […] Read More

The Manifestly Impenitent

Written by David Koenig | June, 2014
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 (Eighth of a Series) Then one of the lawyers answered and said to Him, “Teacher, by saying these things You reproach us also.” And He said, “Woe to you also, lawyers! For you load men with burdens hard to bear, and you yourselves do not touch the burdens with one of your fingers. Woe to […] Read More

The Third Party

Written by David Koenig | April, 2014
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 (Seventh of a Series)  And when they arrived in Salamis, they preached the word of God in the synagogues of the Jews. They also had John as their assistant. Now when they had gone through the island to Paphos, they found a certain sorcerer, a false prophet, a Jew whose name was Bar-Jesus, who was […] Read More

The Disinterested

Written by David Koenig | February, 2014
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(Sixth of a Series)  A woman of Samaria came to draw water. Jesus said to her, “Give Me a drink.” For His disciples had gone away into the city to buy food. Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, “How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan […] Read More

The Shocked

Written by David Koenig | December, 2013
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Those shocked by love (Fifth of a Series) And when they had laid many stripes on them, they threw them into prison, commanding the jailer to keep them securely. Having received such a charge, he put them into the inner prison and fastened their feet in the stocks. But at midnight Paul and Silas were […] Read More

The Shocked

Written by David Koenig | October, 2013
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One on whom (or near whom) judgment has fallen  Then the scribes and Pharisees brought to Him a woman caught in adultery. And when they had set her in the midst, they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery, in the very act. Now Moses, in the law, commanded us that such […] Read More
(Third of a Series) Then one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, perceiving that He had answered them well, asked Him, “Which is the first commandment of all?” Jesus answered him, “The first of all the commandments is: ‘Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one. And you […] Read More

Respect for Religion but with Doubts

Written by David Koenig | July, 2013
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(Second of a Series) Then one of the Pharisees asked Him to eat with him. And He went to the Pharisee’s house, and sat down to eat. And behold, a woman in the city who was a sinner, when she knew that Jesus sat at the table in the Pharisee’s house, brought an alabaster flask […] Read More

ENCOUNTERS OF A SPIRITUAL KIND

Written by David Koenig | June, 2013
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Introduction  In the following examples from Scripture we try to learn ways and attitudes which will better enable us to witness of our Lord to others. These examples are drawn from the four Gospels and from the book of the Acts of the Apostles. These examples are by no means exhaustive. As with the basketball […] Read More