We Don’t Have It All Figured Out

We should really come to the realization that Christians just don’t have it all figured out. What we DO know is the One who HAS figured it all out. He may tell us a few things along the way. He may not reveal everything. The thing is this: we follow Christ. And we do it asContinue reading “We Don’t Have It All Figured Out”

What Holds You Back?

Two books I’ve read lately are stirring me from my complacency. Radical: Taking Back Your Faith from the American Dream Sun Stand Still: What Happens When You Dare to Ask God for the Impossible The question is this: “What holds me back?” In Mark 10 the wealthy man comes to Jesus to ask what heContinue reading “What Holds You Back?”

Disciples vs. Followers

13 Jesus went out beside the lake again. The whole crowd came to him, and he began to teach them. 14 As he continued along, he saw Levi, Alphaeus’ son, sitting at a kiosk for collecting taxes. Jesus said to him, “Follow me.” Levi got up and followed him. (Mark 2:13-14, CEB) My wife takes Tai Chi classes. For theContinue reading “Disciples vs. Followers”

The Willingness to Give Up the Distractions

When the Kingdom of God invades your life there is a decision to be made. The disciples hear the call of Jesus in Mark 1 and by the time he calls to them, they have determined he is worth it. They set aside the distractions of nets, and boats, and servants. Jesus was worth theirContinue reading “The Willingness to Give Up the Distractions”