Following Jesus

Nov 27, 2023

Jesus calls us to really look at the type of person He was in this world and to set our goal to be as like Him as we can be. Of course, He will be showing us how to get there as we follow Him, but if that goal is to be realized, we will […]

10.30.23 Followers, Disciples, Apostles

Oct 30, 2023

Jesus calls us to follow Him just as He called the disciples at the beginning of His ministry. We are to follow, to accompany Him wherever He would lead us. We would be His students, doing all that He asks of us, learning all we can from the Master Teacher as to how we are […]

Reading the Bible As a Guide For Our Lives

Oct 02, 2023

10.2.23   Yes, the Bible was written thousands of years ago to the Jews and later to the Gentiles who were converting to Christianity, but the Bible is also full of stories and parables that are relevant to each of us in the 21st century: how we are to live as we follow Jesus and […]

“Old Friends”

Sep 04, 2023

As I have followed Jesus to the best of my ability, and with amazing help from the Lord, I had hoped that all the old tendencies in me to worry or judge or fear in any way would go away as God healed me of the issues that stood between me and Him. But, all […]

From Self-centered to God-Centered Lives

Aug 14, 2023

8.14.23   As we begin to follow Jesus, it takes quite a while before we truly begin to feel the changes in our lives. We will sense those changes in terms of the fruit of the Spirit: love, peace, joy, patience, goodness, kindness, faithfulness, gentleness, and humility (Gal. 5:22-23) arising in us. Or we will […]


Jul 17, 2023

7.17.23   Love, that is, love in a spiritual context, is not just a feeling. It is love in action, in support, in forgiveness, in walking alongside someone, and in so much more. When we decide to follow Jesus, human love needs to grow out of its being about ourselves and who we love or […]

The Fruit of the Spirit

Jun 26, 2023

6.26.23   In Galatians 5:19-23, Paul contrasts the “acts of the flesh” with the ‘fruit of the Spirit.’ The flesh deals in all that we feel free to do in the world, regardless of the objections of our conscience or the laws of God(v. 19-21). “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, […]

Stages of the Spiritual Journey

Jun 19, 2023

6.19.23            The four Stages of the Classic Spiritual Journey   Benedict J. Groeschel, a Catholic priest and Franciscan friar, in his book, Spiritual Passages: The Psychology of Spiritual Development, writes about the traditional journey of following Jesus Christ with its four stages of spiritual depth: Awakening, Purgation, Illumination, and Union.[1] As I work on my […]

The Church Could Help Christians to Follow Jesus

May 01, 2023

5.1.23  The church could help Christians follow Jesus.   There is so much evidence today that the church is failing in America. Membership and attendance has been falling for years. And the church has become so much more identified with being American than with being Christian. Here is what George Barna, a researcher into the […]

Our Beliefs Must Be Lived

Apr 24, 2023

4.24.23            Our Beliefs Must Be Lived   It is a wonderful thing to come to believe in Jesus Christ as the Son of God and in God as the Creator and Sustainer of this whole universe, but we must not stop there. Our belief is just a mere beginning to loving God, if it invites […]