Archive for the 'Discipleship' Category

Trickery and the meshed nets

January 11th, 2017

A fowler [Satan] spread his nets and tied his tame pigeons [non-Christians] to them. Then he retired to a distance and waited for something to happen. In due course some wild pigeons [still outside the influence of Satan] came up and got entangled in the mesh.
When [Satan] the man hurried to the spot and began […]

Steel concrete wood and glass palaces

January 10th, 2017

With a degree of disrespect, as the title is in reference to the millions of houses of worship that dot the nations landscape. With people, who will fill those houses for varied and sundry reasons. But with most, being nothing more than useless sound boxes.
Growing numbers of people, who as committed and trusted believers of […]

Multiple arsenals of daily bread

January 9th, 2017

In the previous discussion Jesus taught saying when you pray say, Our Father in heaven, “holy you are,” Followed by, “Your kingdom come,” “Your will be done on earth as it is in heaven.” Each Christ phrase was followed by a short commentary. Which brings our attention back to the phrase, “Give us our daily […]

Up for a challenge put these shoes on

January 8th, 2017

In every way, Christ served as the perfect example, as to what His followers could expect. Alienation, mockery, rejection, and death. Under those circumstances, why would anyone want to participate in the cause of Christ? There is no simple, or single answer to that question. Each person who names them self, as a Christian, has […]

Jesus seeking Magdalenes and rebel rousers for Christ

July 28th, 2016

On the last Thursday, before he was murdered, Mary Magdalene anointed Jesus with a very expensive herb. Drawing some rather sharp criticism from Judas. Which drew a sharp rebuke from Jesus. Issuing a new commandment instructing followers that where ever the gospel is shared tribute should be given to her.
Why? Because God was about to […]

The General

June 9th, 2016

Concerning the general, I read that an idea was a greater monument than a cathedral. His cathedrals never got built. Because, his commitments were always side tracked. He was never allowed the time to see them through. (source-The Chancellor Manuscript-Robert Ludlum novel)
Whether we’re talking about the conquests of cathedral building by Napoleon, or to those […]

What money can not buy

April 11th, 2016

Ever have a night when sleep just will not come? We all do, I suspect, and for various reasons. Some because of nefarious reasons and some for reasons not nefarious at all.
“In the jungle he had rested, knowing that rest was as much of a weapon as a gun. The eyes and the mind much […]

What it means 2 b a Christ enlistee

March 14th, 2016

An old truth brought home. Through Christ, we are not of this world. Everything about this world is in opposition to the way Christ would have us live and act!
Therefore, its our duty to create a resistance to whatever it is that this world would foster upon us. Our scriptures portray this as a people […]

When the hoof hits the road things get moving

January 15th, 2015

“It stands to reason that where there’s sacrifice, there’s someone collecting sacrificial offerings. Where there’s service there is someone being served. The man who speaks to you of sacrifice speaks of slaves and masters. And he intends to be the master,” Ayn Rand, 1905-1952.
And who is better than religious institutions at collecting sacrificial offerings? If […]

When death calls gallantry responds

November 15th, 2014

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, while imprisoned wrote this letter. “I am sure of God’s hand and guidance …. You must never doubt that I am thankful and glad to go the way which I am being led. My past life is abundantly full of God’s mercy, and, above all sin, stands the forgiving love of the Crucified.” […]

Jesus truth to power

September 11th, 2014

Then Pilate entered into the judgment hall again. And called Jesus, “and said unto him, are you the King of the Jews?” Jesus answered him, “are you asking on your own account, or did others tell you about me?” Pilate answered, “am I a Jew? Your own nation, and the the chief priests delivered you […]

Sons of Thunder

August 16th, 2014

Many see Jesus Christ as some romanticized beauty. Often pictured as being a fair skinned man, wearing clothes of silk of earth toned colors woven together with gold threads.
But the larger question is, what did Jesus really look like? That question can’t be answered because the oldest portrait of Christ dates from 375 AD. Making […]

A hate 4 state pride 4 country

June 4th, 2014

Nation states, including the United States by there very nature work against the purposeful intent of God for the world. Jesus lost his live because he wanted to reverse that process. And, so should modern day Christians. Perhaps being among those who loved not their lives unto death. Consequently, Christians are under no obligation to […]

All appears calm on the U.S. front

January 28th, 2010

But, as we all know appearances are deceiving. Just as sure as the sun will rise and set, so will those Muslims scattered across America, rise and set by striking another death blow upon a nation.
For sometime the nation has been deceived into accepting the term terrorist as applying to some extremist within the Muslim […]