Luke did nothing original, one might say. But God made it special. Continue reading Shall we begin again?
Cats are examples of what not to do as Christians Continue reading Herding cats
Courage to overcome our fears is indispensable… Continue reading At a distance
Service is easier when we are devoted to God Continue reading Wrong place for Rhubarb
The passage that every person needs to read before baptism. Continue reading What will there be for us?
We must be willing to step out on faith… Continue reading Unexpected
There should be a cross in the water of baptism. Continue reading Crucified with Christ
The mere mention of the cross causes a whole series of images to flash through our minds. We picture rugged wooden beams fastened together and standing upon a hill. Christ is nailed to it. With his death, the gifts of forgiveness and becoming a child of God were extended to all. His cross made possible our conversion.
There is, however, another cross involved in conversion. Jesus told the crowds that this second cross is also necessary for those desiring to follow him. “If anyone wants to become my follower, he must deny himself, take up his cross, and follow me” (Mark 8:34, NET).
This cross is not made of wood. There are no nails, Roman or otherwise. Nevertheless, this cross is real. This cross involves the death of self to begin to live for God. Continue reading “The forgotten cross”
How is a citizen of heaven supposed to act when confronted by antagonistic opponents? Continue reading The Race Abandoned. The Race Begun.
Christ’s crucifixion occurred once, yet the way of the cross remains very much alive. To be a mature disciple, we must travel that trail. Continue reading The Way of The Cross Up Close