The only way to follow Jesus is to die to yourself everyday.I wish there was an easier way. Instead of giving up the life I have...wouldn't it be nice to simply add Jesus to my existing life? But Jesus doesn't give that as an option. Following Jesus requires a cross. Jesus says the only way to … Continue reading Discipleship Requires A Cross
The Cross. It rests on the time line of history like a compelling diamond. It’s tragedy summons all suffers. It’s absurdity attracts all critics. It’s hope lures all searchers. My what a piece of wood! History has idolized it. And despised it, gold plated it and burned it, worn it and trashed it. History has … Continue reading The Cross
One of the characteristics of a follower of Jesus is thanksgiving. While we are to “be thankful in all circumstances”, Paul focuses his thanksgiving on the spiritual blessings that come through walking with Christ. He gives us three reasons to give thanks to God. Colossians 1:12-14 12 giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified … Continue reading Three reasons to give thanks to God
In view of who God is and what God has done for us (based on our theology), we are to present our bodies to God as a sacrifice (how we live practically)...
Good Friday...it seems like such a paradox to call the day that Jesus died on the cross 'good'. What's so 'good' about the day that the sinless one was put to death by the most sinister mode of execution? Why is Good Friday 'good'? It is 'good' because our sin separates us from God and only … Continue reading Is Good Friday really “good”?