The very idea of setting standards of excellence for Christian discipleship may sound odd or even wicked. Certainly any attempt to do so is fraught with difficulties. Still, for us as Christians and churches, to continue wallowing in our current Olympian relativism, when not actually celebrating it, leaves Jesus with little meaningful witness in our lives or world. Today Jesus is calling us to do better.
(1) Jesus Christ sets us on the path of freedom which is based on truth and leads through love to eternal life. (2) Yet false gods continue to enthrall us with the path of power which is based on falsehood and leads through indifference to death. (3) Even Christians have fallen under their spell. (4) But Jesus is calling us to join him as prophetic witnesses in breaking their spell beginning with his Church. (5) Use this website to strengthen your witness to Jesus for our good and his glory.
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Tuesday, July 18, 2017
Sowing Seeds of Truth Today (Matthew 13: 1-9, 18-23)
A quick retelling with different words
Jesus once told a crowd a story about a man who sowed seeds (Matthew 13:1-9). Later, he explained the meaning of the story to his disciples (13:18-23).
The seeds are words of truth witnessing to the presence of the Kingdom of God in our midst.
Some people hear these words clearly but do not understand them at all. Satan easily removes these words from their awareness. These people never give them another thought.
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