Jesus performs many miracles throughout the Gospels. Comparing how he presents these wonders among different books can help display the author’s themes and goals in these Gospels. Jesus’ first miracle, turning water into wine, is only mentioned in the book of John. This story is called “The Wedding at Cana” (John 2:1-12). Jesus and his disciples attend a wedding and Jesus’ mother is concerned that there is no wine left. He asks the servants to fill their jars with water, but when the steward tasted the water it had become wine. Another interesting miracle story is Jesus walking on water (Mark 6:45-52). In this story, Jesus’ disciples leave on a boat, while he stays back to pray. He then walks on water towards their boat, and the disciples were afraid when they saw him. Each of these stories involve water and display Jesus’ great power, but their differences are even more significant.
So, I accepted Kelly’s generous offer to go with her and Karlie on Sunday. My excitement to see the similarities and differences between my own religious views and the Baptist’s grew. I was also a bit nervous for the same reason.
Sarah Good and Sarah Osborn were taken into questioning near the Nathaniel Ingersoll’s Tavern the very next day. During the trials evidence could be admitted in different ways. The first step in the process is when they’re accused they had to recite the Lord’s Prayer.
To be a successful church the author states that the church should function and relate to the people’s culture that the church is located within.
Milton Reid was New Hope Baptist Church’s first full time pastor. Before Rev. Reid came to New Hope’s the pastor only served on the second and fourth Sunday. Our communion was held on the second Sunday. Rev. Reid changed the communion to the first Sunday and rearranged the choir. He gave the Senior Choir the first and third Sunday and the Junior Choir the second and fourth Sunday. My mother made robes for the choir and even embroidered names in them to prevent any mix-ups. She also ordered sheet music for us from the Theodore Presser Company in Chicago, Illinois. At the time there were no available places in the area to purchase sheet music. These things were done by the “Grace of God” and at no expense to the church. We had rehearsal every Monday night. The memories are pleasant even though for many years during the winter months there was no automatic heat. I would go to the church ahead of time to make a fire. Most of the time my father would help me, and sometime I was on my own. I would make sure the fire would burn before going back home then return later for rehearsal if it was not warm when the choir members came in they would gather around the potbellied stove and I was up front on the piano with my coat on. By the time the church really got good and warm, it was time to