Tag: following Jesus

Lifetime Cruise

Imagine you’re on an enormous cruise ship filled with thousands of people ready to depart on a trip across the Atlantic Ocean from New York to the UK.  Now imagine your mom knows the ship’s captain and has arranged for him to give you…

Travel to Another World

Our journey through this world is difficult, confusing, and somewhat of a mystery.  We all have questions.  How can the many ugly things we see every day be allowed by God?  Why does God make understanding the Bible so difficult?  Why is it not…

One Judge

God is the ultimate authority.  The Bible provides us with a clear understanding of God’s standards but in the final analysis, each individual stands before God uniquely.  Only God knows the details of what is going on inside the heart of anyone.  What may…

Who is Most Worthy?

It’s easy to judge someone’s worth based on appearance.  We do it all the time.  When we need someone’s help in a group of unfamiliar people, we look around and make a judgment based on appearance as to who might be most capable.  Often…

Take Control

A moment of anger can destroy your life.  Acting impulsively on your emotions is a recipe for disaster.  How often have you heard of one wrong decision leading to total destruction?  Drunk driving, unprotected sex, cheating on your taxes, taking on a huge debt,…

A Fraction is All You Need

The ministry of Jesus Christ was only about three years, but in that time he was on a continuous mission that had no boundaries.  Other than His time spent eating and sleeping, Jesus was performing miracles, teaching, and healing non-stop.    Over a period of…

Built from the Ground Up

Have you ever watched a skyscraper being built?  They start by digging a big hole, then pour concrete footings, add steel beams, and lots of glass, along with countless hours of hard work by hundreds if not thousands of skilled craftsmen.  The finish work…

All or Nothing

Marriage is an all or nothing proposition.  Getting married and dating on the side simply doesn’t work.   Even without looking at marriage from a Biblical perspective, most people would prefer their marriage to be all or nothing.  The same is true for your relationship…

Light in the Darkness

Imagine you’re sitting around the dinner table at night with your family when suddenly the power goes out and your home is plunged into darkness. Without light, everything comes to a halt.  You stop eating.  You are now obsessed with finding light. When Jesus…

Pointed in the Same Direction

It’s important for followers of Jesus to all be pointed in the same direction, working together to share the gospel and serve God by serving others.  The more we work together, the more we can accomplish.  God is watching and He doesn’t want to…

You are a Disciple of Christ

(I recommend you follow this study in order starting with Path to Discipleship.) “Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”  Mark…

Discipleship Discipline Six

(I recommend you follow this study in order starting with Path to Discipleship.) Personal Ministry The goal of Discipleship Discipline Six is to develop your personal talents that can be used for ministry, to participate in ministry using your talents, and to develop new…