Discipleship Minute #17

Read Luke 9:23-26.You’ve heard the expression “There’s no such thing as a free lunch.” Despite what some “preachers” on TV are saying, following Jesus isn’t a free lunch either.In today’s passage, Jesus says that His followers must “take up their cross.” His original hearers immediately would have known what He was talking about. The cross … Continue reading Discipleship Minute #17

Discipleship Minute #12

Read Matthew 28:16-20.Jesus sent the disciples on a temporary mission to the people of Israel to proclaim the kingdom of God. They accompanied that proclamation with miracles. After His resurrection, Jesus commissioned His followers with a new mission, one that was broader in nature and scope. Jesus declared His authority when He said “All authority … Continue reading Discipleship Minute #12

Discipleship Minute #6

Read Matthew 4:18-20, 28:19-20The Christian church began with what we call The Great Commission. Jesus Christ, after His resurrection, commanded His disciples to go, make new disciples, baptize, and teach people throughout the nations. That commission has been given to us as well. Many Christian people today, however, feel a sense of nervousness or fear … Continue reading Discipleship Minute #6