Archive for August, 2013

13 Reasons to believe Jesus died

August 31st, 2013

Some people or religions try to explain away Jesus’ death on the cross. They use all types of reasons to deny that Jesus actually died. One religion believes that the face of Judas was changed to look like Jesus and it was Judas that was crucified. And that Jesus hid for three days and then […]

Three aspects to discipling new Christians

August 26th, 2013

I have been thinking a lot about the discipling of new Christians lately. Three things have really been rolling around in my thoughts. Today I want to share them. 1. Teach them the basics The first and most important thing is to teach new followers of Jesus the basics. Things like prayer, the Bible, attending […]

From Disciples to Brothers

August 24th, 2013

I noticed something interesting in Matthew 28 this morning. After Jesus was resurrected He called the disciples brothers, not disciples. In Matthew 28:10 says… Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.” After the resurrection Jesus declared that His God […]

God called busy people

August 22nd, 2013

I had an interesting thought today. I was reflecting on some of the callings of people in the Bible. Often when they were called, they were busy doing something else. Here are a few examples… 1. Gideon was threshing wheat. 2. Moses was tending sheep. 3. Saul was working on his father’s farm. 4. David […]

ODB: Living beyond the odds

August 21st, 2013

Another good reflection from Our Daily Bread. Living Beyond The Odds by David C. McCasland Read: Acts 12:1-11 Constant prayer was offered to God for [Peter] by the church. —Acts 12:5 Many of us make daily decisions based on the odds. If there’s a 20 percent chance of rain, we may ignore it. If there’s […]