Now great crowds accompanied him, and he turned and said to them, "If anyone comes to me and does not hate his own father and mother and wife and children and brothers and sisters, yes, and even his own life, he cannot be my disciple. Whoever does not bear his own cross and come after … Continue reading Making a Habit of Discipleship
What does it mean to follow? What does Jesus expect of His disciples? Jesus lays out the level of commitment He requires. Then Jesus told his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross and follow me. For whoever would save his life will lose it, but … Continue reading Follow Jesus
There is in our world what I call "Christian Confusion." If you read the papers and magazines or watch news outlets you get the idea that there are a variety of definitions or ideas concerning what or who is a Christian. Many in our world equate being a "Westerner", esp. U.S. citizen, with being a … Continue reading Christian? What or Who are They?
When I was in grade school, my friends and I considered ourselves creative. We "came-up" with the following grade scale in an effort to confuse our parents. We decided as a group to tell our parents that the school had changed the grading system. Now the letters on our papers and report cards represented the … Continue reading F is for Fantastic!