Running to a Mountain to Pray and Escape into Battle

Wednesday is for Prayer The tide has turned. The Pharisees are furious with Jesus. Blinded by hate, they are plotting to kill him. Crowds are following. The twelve are being trained. His ministry is just beginning to gear up and is making headway in proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom. And the Pharisees are … More Running to a Mountain to Pray and Escape into Battle

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“I Can’t Change the World, I’m Amusing Myself to Death”

Monday Discussion And he went up on the mountain and called to him those whom he desired, and they came to him. And he appointed twelve (whom he also named apostles) so that they might be with him and he might send them out to preach. Mark 3:13-14 (ESV) Jesus walked physically and spiritually with … More “I Can’t Change the World, I’m Amusing Myself to Death”

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Jesus’ Pattern is Impossible: So Let’s Just Give Up?

Thursday is for Discipleship See “How did Jesus Do it”  for the beginning of this thread. Five observations were briefly discussed concerning Jesus’ process of discipleship. He lived with them He conversed with them He modeled for them. He gave them responsibility. He left them. He did all of this with a determined purpose which … More Jesus’ Pattern is Impossible: So Let’s Just Give Up?

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Jesus Had a Better Idea–Let’s Try it Ourselves

Thursday is for Discipleship Mention the word discipleship in the average church and the mind will rush to thoughts of deepening–deepening believers in the grace and knowledge of Christ. Great goal.  Great thought. Pretty soon, the conversation will move to questions of how to do it and what to use to do it. Often the next … More Jesus Had a Better Idea–Let’s Try it Ourselves

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