Tag: Disciples

Witness Well

Five ways a disciple of Christ looks at fruit

The secret of living a godly life is that there is no secret. And when we don’t live a godly life, it’s no secret either. Everybody knows…. even Christ.

Making a Difference by Using God’s Authority

In the Great Commission, Jesus tells us to go and make disciples of all nations. It is not so much of a command than a declaration. “Go!” — because I’m asking you. “Make Disciples!” — for that is God’s will. “All Nations!” — for God’s desire is for all to be saved. “Baptize!” — to …

Exchanging Concerns of the World for Concerns of Christ

In Thornton Wilder’s play, “Our Town,” Emily Wilder asks a poignant question. “Do any human beings ever realize life while they live it — every, every moment?” Granted an opportunity after her untimely death to revisit her past, Emily chooses to observe her 12th birthday party. The reality of eternity rarely grasps the attention of …

Is anger an appropriate response when sharing God’s Word with others?

Nobody likes to hear that they are going to hell. When anger is used to pronounce this eternal reality, I don’t believe it is an appropriate response. God’s wrath falls down on souls who reject the invitation to receive Jesus Christ as their Savior. Out of perfect love, it’s a final judgment against sin, but …

If Jesus Christ hired a PR firm, what would they tell him to do?

Can you imagine the scene if Jesus would have arrived in today’s world? An international media frenzy would gather at the shores of Lake Galilee waiting for Jesus and his band of follower to come ashore. Microphones thrust in his face, the reporters would shout out questions about his rumored miracles, his claims to be …

What Peter could of said on the night Jesus was betrayed

Who do you say I am?  When Jesus looked at me right in the face – his eyes conveyed an earnest I’ve not seen before, it was if my heart and my soul lay exposed for the world to see.  Who are you? I thought.  Who else can you be?  I have seen first-hand the …

What would Andrew say on the night Jesus was betrayed

We continue the series on examining what each disciple could have said when they left the upper room on the night Jesus was betrayed.  Today, we hear from Andrew: “Could this be the end?  At least two or three times before tonight, Jesus has told us that he was going to be betrayed, be killed …

Defining A Man’s Pursuit for Greatness

Jesus told the disciples, “Whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be slave of all.”  (Mark 10:43-44) When we consider great men throughout history, we tend to think of them as talented over-achievers who accomplished great things. Is being considered “great” a common desire among all …