This coming October 31st marks the 500th anniversary of Luther's nailing of The 95 Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany - an event which most historians mark as the beginning of the Protestant Reformation. For his contribution to our understanding of the gospel of grace. To some degree every believer … Continue reading Happy 500th, Reformation!
Message #30 in the All In series on Luke 10:29-42. And here is video with the iNotRacist illustration removed. (Sorry, Bilderbergers)
Here is the story map for "Meeting Messiah" #47 from 1 Samuel 10:17-27. This story includes an instance of a decision being made through the casting of lots. Click on the hyperlink for an informative article about this practice.
Paul described how those who knew the Torah but not Jesus couldn't fully see the picture which those scriptures depicted. In 2 Corinthians 3, he described what was most likely his own experience of the veil being removed and then seeing Christ face to face in the Word. This series offers a glimpse of that image.
Recently, my life has been an interesting juxtaposition between seeing fruit and answered prayers along with rejection by some who are dear to me. It's a reminder to me that following Jesus isn't supposed to always feel good. Lately, these words of Christ have been resounding in my head: 22 Blessed are you when people hate … Continue reading It’s Hard to Be Like Jesus
Making disciples is simple but not easy. It's likely that nearly 100% of believers in Christ would say that we should be doing it but a considerably smaller percentage actually is. For those who've experienced the Christian life as casual weekly attendance, moral maintenance, rote giving and periodic participation in church based ministries, the journey … Continue reading A Journey of 1000 Miles…