Discipleship

"Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven." Matthew 7:21

No One Left Behind

It should be pretty clear by now that being a follower of Christ is an active process. You see, Jesus is never standing still; he is always in motion: healing, loving, turning over tables, sharing the Good News, walking on water, and performing miracles. And it was these actions, in …

Undermining Our Foundation

When we “mine under” something, we mine, drill or excavate, ultimately removing the material that supports the foundation something is built upon. As a result, the foundation itself loses the integrity it needs to support the structure on which it stands. Typically, we don’t pay much attention to the foundation …

The Little Things

“Whoever can be trusted with very little can also be trusted with much, and whoever is dishonest with very little will also be dishonest with much.” Luke¬†16:10 While Jesus spoke these words to admonish us to take care in handling what’s been entrusted to us, it’s interesting to see how …

As the Arrow Flies

The term “sin” has often been commonly related to an archaic archery term that meant to miss the mark [target]. But this term is more effectively translated as falling short of the target. However, when we casualize sin in this way, we blind ourselves to the truth of how God …

Second Place

Pride is a wonderful thing. It gives us an amazing power to achieve great things. The only drawback is that it directs us to accomplish things that only give us glory, instead of God. We seek that glorious prize—a 1st place trophy, a trophy home, a trophy car, or a …

Taking Out the Trash

Because I live in the world, I am prone to have my senses bombarded with visions, sounds and feelings that are unhealthy for me.¬† I really can’t avoid them—yes, I may work to minimize them and their affect on me—but if I’m truly living for God, then I am not …