Jesus Requires Total Abandonment

When Christ, who is your life, appears, then you also will appear with him in glory. (Colossians 3:4 NIV) We’ve taught people it’s OK to let Jesus have a significant place in their lives,...

Make a Life Where You Live

“Seek me, and you will find me because you will seek me with all your heart.” (Jeremiah 29:13 TEV) There are all kinds of reasons houses sell quickly or take a long time to...

The Cost of Discipleship

“Happy are those who are persecuted because they do what God requires; the Kingdom of heaven belongs to them!” (Matthew 5:10 TEV) We are called to bear the sins of others, just as Jesus...

Don’t Be Good — Be Godly

“How terrible for you, teachers of the Law and Pharisees! You hypocrites! You are like whitewashed tombs, which look fine on the outside but are full of bones and decaying corpses on the inside....

We may suffer even when obedient

“If any of you want to come with me,” he told them, “you must forget yourself, carry your cross, and follow me.” Mark 8:34 (TEV) When we suffer, we can cling to the truth...

The Jesus Lens

“Let us keep our eyes fixed on Jesus, on whom our faith depends from beginning to end. He did not give up because of the cross! On the contrary, because of the joy that...