“Lord Jesus, we can do nothing without You.We are so satiated with our comforts, and toys and games, and achievements, and power.We fail to take up our cross, we fail to speak, we fail to live with a zeal and passion for You and Your … More A Mid-day Prayer of Confession
Wednesday is for Prayer “Now Jesus was praying in a certain place, and when he finished, one of his disciples said to him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples.’” (Luke 11:1) The last thing the disciples saw before they asked one of the questions that changed all of their lives … More The Last Thing They Saw
Our Big Problem For some time I have been convinced that a big problem in the American Church is that we have a mindset that implies that Jesus can be added to our already basically intact worldview. I am convinced this is a faulty way of thinking about discipleship. Jesus doesn’t want to be added … More Stop Adding Jesus to Your Life!
Thursday is for Discipleship Time is drawing near. The fullness of time is pregnant (Galatians 4:4). It won’t be long now. The disciples sense a turn in the face of Christ. When the days drew near for him to be taken up, he set his face to go to Jerusalem. (Luke 9:51) The cost of … More Dying for Jesus isn’t Very Popular These Days: Neither is Living for Him
Continued from Yesterday “What is a Christian: How Should He View himself and His Mission? (part 4) Today: (Part 5) We are a “cross-bought and cross-shaped people.” Let me start by citing a number of Scriptures. First, on the “cross-bought” nature of our existence, Paul speaking to the Ephesian elders says this: Acts 20:28 “Be … More A Cross-shaped People: The Goal of Christian Discipleship
Weekend Musings Jesus can’t be added to your worldview. He wants to radically overturn everything you ever thought about everything. That’s why we call him Lord. This morning I shared with a group of men at a Men’s Breakfast in Dyer Indiana two of Jesus’ shortest and most pungent parables–the blue collar parable and its … More What Happens When a Man is Captured by the Kingdom?