Note: This series is written as a first-person narrative in order to present Jesus in the context he walked with the unknown disciple that narrates presenting my thoughts and sparking more thoughts with his questions. Enjoy. Jesus paused again. Then taking a breath, he says, "When you fast, do not look somber as the hypocrites … Continue reading Fasting; Learning Under Jesus
Imagine this, a rising star who is steadily drawing in more and more crowds stops one day and says, "Love me more than any other, even your family. You should love me so much that it looks like you hate your own life, or you're not worthy of me." What would your reaction be? Jesus … Continue reading The Cost of Following Jesus
What does your Bible study look like? Do you crack open a book of devotions in the morning? Curiously explore a particular topic or book? Maybe you just let it fall open and put your finger on a random spot, calling it a day. As for me, I like to dig deep and feast. The … Continue reading Going Deeper Into The Bible and It’s Cultural Relevance
We're told we need to read the Bible daily. "It's good for you," someone says. Off to the store, or the internet, we go looking for reading plans and devotionals. They just don't fill us up. Unsatisfied, we ask ourselves, "where do I start?" With a pen in hand, I love to dig into my … Continue reading Where Should I Start With My Bible Reading?