Learning to thrive in the new life Jesus offers us – 2 Corinthians 5:16-17

Discipleship

Did Jesus address only men in Luke 14:25-27?

September 17th, 2016

In Luke 14:25-27 Jesus said that his disciples have to hate their father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters. A reader asks, “Was Jesus speaking to only men here?” Continue reading»

Making Sense of the Transfiguration

May 18th, 2014

The accounts of the transfiguration of Jesus in the gospels are puzzling, and the point and purpose of the accounts are unclear. Perhaps this article may make its meaning clearer. Continue reading»

3 things wise disciples do to build unshakeable houses (Luke 6)

April 19th, 2014

How can we be like the wise man (i.e. person) who built a strong, unshakeable house on a secure foundation in Luke 6? Continue reading»

Jesus had many female followers – many!

March 14th, 2014

I had imagined that only a few women accompanied Jesus during his ministry and only a few were with him at his crucifixion, but the gospel writers state that there were many women with Jesus – many! Continue reading»

A quick look at the Greek word for “follow”

March 11th, 2012

The gospels contain over 20 references where Jesus personally invited people to follow him. The Greek word for “follow” is akoloutheō. What does this word mean? Continue reading»

Is motherhood the highest calling for women?

March 9th, 2011

Is motherhood the highest calling for women?
What did Jesus have to say about this? [800 words] Continue reading»

“Come to Me” – Commentary on Matthew 11:28-30

August 30th, 2010

“Come to me all you who are exhausted and overburdened and I will give you rest.” This is a short commentary on Jesus’ words in Matthew 11:28-30, about taking on Jesus’ yoke, partnering with him, and finding spiritual rest and refreshment. Continue reading»

Maturity and Perfection – Philippians 3:15-19

May 1st, 2010

Paul did not regard his goal of spiritual perfection as something only special Christians should aspire to. Spiritual maturity and perfection was, and is, for all Christians; and Paul expected the already mature and “perfect” Christians at Philippi to recognise this. Continue reading»

Prayer and Peace – Philippians 4:6-9

May 1st, 2010

In Philippians 4:6-9 Paul gives the antidote for worry and anxiety. Continue reading»

Following Jesus, Led by the Holy Spirit

September 8th, 2009

Jesus relied on the Holy Spirit’s power and guidance during his earthly ministry. We should too, now that Jesus is in heaven and the Spirit has been sent as his replacement. Following Jesus means being led by the Spirit. Continue reading»

John the Baptist’s Testimony – John 1:19-35

August 1st, 2009

In this session we will look at who John the Baptist was. Was he the prophet Elijah? What did he say about Jesus? Continue reading»

Andrew, Peter, Philip, Nathaniel and Jacob – John 1:35-51

August 1st, 2009

In this study we look briefly at true discipleship, at our priority in ministry, at what Nathaniel was doing, and more. Continue reading»

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