We come to the final post on Following Jesus. And this time we switch gears just a bit. We know that Jesus, as God's Son, as the Messiah (Christ), is worth following. But are we worthy of following Him? Jesus explains that we are by discussing our value to Him and to ourselves. He asks, … Continue reading Following Jesus: Are we Worthy?
Last time we wrapped up our post stating: "Life in Christ is not about me. I give up my life, my things, my desires, my passions, my sin." We do that by taking up a cross. Luke 9:23, records Jesus saying, "If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his … Continue reading Following Jesus: Take Up Your Cross
"I have decided to follow Jesus, I have decided to follow Jesus, I have decided to follow Jesus, No turning back, no turning back." Those are the lyrics to a song I learned while in elementary school at Escambia Christian School in Pensacola, Florida. I still sing those lyrics 40 years later. What does it … Continue reading Following Jesus: Denying Self
Welcome to the journey. Today's trek promises to be busy, educational, and challenging. This Jesus, that we are walking with and following around the towns and villages is gathering quite the crowds. There are about 4,000 additional followers in today's story. The more that follow Him, the more opposition He faces from religious authorities. Take … Continue reading Journey Through Mark – 8
One of my favorite A. A. Milne poems concern's Christopher Robin and stairs. Perhaps you can identify: Halfway down the stairs Is a stairWhere I sit.There isn'tAny other stairQuite like it.I'm not at the bottom,I'm not at the top;so this is the stairWhere I always stop.Halfway up the stairsIsn't upAnd it isn't down.It isn't in … Continue reading Halfway is Not Enough