Tag Archives: Following Jesus

Jesus Shows Us The Way

I believe that Jesus shows us how to live fully human. Many people will emphasize Jesus’ divine side to the detriment of his human side. We lose something crucial if we only see Jesus as merely God or human. Christianity claims Jesus as fully God and fully human. We need both sides. Jesus is fully …

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I Am (not) A Christian

Confession: I don’t know if I am Christian anymore. The word Christian has gotten such a bad rep that it is hard if not impossible for a thinking, feeling, and compassionate human beings to call one by that label. This word Christian I fear has lost all its meaning. No longer do Christians want to …

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Marks of The Kingdom

Here are the five marks of the Kingdom seen in Jesus. The Kingdom of God was breaking into history. In Mark 1, Jesus says, “The time has come. Repent and believe the good news!” At last, what the Prophets spoke about was coming into the world. God was coming back to deal with the mess …

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We Belong to God

I am going to spend the next several weeks fleshing out the Brief Statement of Faith of the PCUSA. It appears last in the PCUSA’s Book of Confessions, as it is the most recent. I hope my meditations will help you, dear reader grow in faith in God and deepen your walk with Christ. Even …

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Jesus Is The Kingdom

Jesus went around announcing the Kingdom of God and showing through his actions what it looks like when the Kingdom was at hand. In story and deed, Jesus showed what it looks like when the Kingdom was at hand. The Kingdom is not detached from Jesus, but the very core reality of who Jesus is. …

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The Table of Jesus

In The Eucharist, we come to the table of Jesus remembering who he is, what he did, how we are saved, what it means to the people of God, and where we are headed in and through the person and work of Jesus on the cross. We remember, acknowledge, discover, and embrace our true reality—the …

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What The Church Needs

In a meeting with my pastor, I heard that the congregation I belong to, PCUSA would lose a projected 100,000 members just in this year alone. So, it got me thinking what does the church need. My initial answer was to chuck the book of Order to do away with traditional ways. I figured the …

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Worship and Discipleship

Two aspects of our relationship with God don’t seem to go together and may even at odds is worship and discipleship. Where do they fit together? They are very important aspects of the Christian life. Let’s address worship first. This is how John Piper defines worship. “Worship is a way of gladly reflecting back to …

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On Rick Warren’s Loss

I am not a fan of Rick Warren. His book is not on my favorite list. I still got my copy somewhere. It’s not one I would recommend. Yet, with all that said I was saddened to hear of his loss. A note sent out said: The 27-year-old son of Pastor Rick Warren has taken …

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Risky Faith

We are sinners in the hand of a loving God. As such, we need not worry or fear; we can live life to the full. Risk is involved in our relationship with God and the abundant life that God can only gives us, wants to lavish on us, and intends that we express and extend …

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