The bonds of the gospel of Jesus Christ are stronger and infinitely more lasting than family ties—as important as family ties are. Jesus comes to bring the families of the earth into the family of God.
Live as a Christian for any amount of time and you’ll soon discover that the Bible conflicts with your understanding of who God is and what God is like. Following Jesus means learning to wrestle with, live with, and trust the text.
We cannot let the world’s anxiety dictate our response to crises. We do not fight crises by contributing to the fear, but by churning up the faith.
June 18, 2016 Matthew 10:39 Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it. Quote of the Week Know for certain that you are called to lead a dying life—a life conformed to the self-sacrificing actions of the cross (Psalm 44:22). The more you die to
Discipleship is not about becoming a cunning Christian chess master in our dealings with the world. Life as a disciple of Jesus Christ is about the ongoing journey of learning to depend entirely on the Holy Spirit in all things at all times.
The only way you will be completely focused on mission is to be completely dependent on Jesus, which often means not bringing your own provisions.
What if before the gospel can have clarity it must have simplicity, and what if the the most profound simplicity comes in the proclamation of these seven words: The kingdom of heaven has come near.
The disciples are presented without embellishment and polish so that we might clearly understand they are playing our “role” in the discipleship story that was never intended to end.
Compassion can’t be reduced to acts of mercy, nor is it a feeling. Compassion is a deep disposition toward others in the world.
“Hence we must support one another, console one another, mutually help, counsel, and advise, for the measure of every man’s virtue is best revealed in time of adversity.” Thomas a’Kempis