Watch today’s video as J. D. Walt shares insights from the story of Eli and Samuel in 1 Samuel.
It was Jesus’ extraordinary success, and the ever present agenda of the world in light of this success, that moved him to flee into the haven of his Father’s fellowship.
In our fallen state we crave certainty because with it we can grasp control.
Our work is believing in Jesus, which means to actively trust him, in the midst of our relationships.
“As you have done it to the least of these my brothers and sisters, you have done it unto me.”
Jesus refuses the public captivity of celebrity. He hides himself in the nature of a servant.
Never despise the days of small beginnings. Small beginnings are, in fact, the true nature of how the kingdom of god spreads and grows.
One word captures what Jesus is looking for from his followers—union.
“Very truly I tell you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of Man and drink his blood, you have no life in you.”
Chances are if we are not following alongside the kind of people now who followed Jesus then we are probably not following Jesus, but some variety of establishment religion.