Glory in fruitfulness

Fruitfulness is the first of three avenues Jesus says bring glory. He explains how- Very truly I tell you, unless a grain of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. [John 12:24] What does fruitfulness look like?  The fruitfulness Paul lifts … More Glory in fruitfulness

Glory

What is glory? How was Jesus glorified? One time was his entry into Jerusalem.  The next day the great crowd that had come for the festival heard that Jesus was on his way to Jerusalem. They took palm branches and went out to meet him, shouting, ‘Hosanna!’  ‘Blessed is he who comes in the name of … More Glory

How God works

When God doesn’t act as we expect it can shake us and leave us questioning him. In Job’s case, the Lord’s long awaited answer was-  “Who is this that questions my wisdom with such ignorant words? Brace yourself like a man, because I have some questions for you, and you must answer them.  [Job 38:2-3] … More How God works

Power of example

The way of discipleship is a path of following Jesus through the influence of others who are following Jesus. Paul wrote,  “Follow my example as I follow the example of Christ” (1 Corinthians 11:1) Some have said, “The Scriptures were incomplete, this as a stop gap measure.” Yet Jesus elevated example- He appointed twelve that … More Power of example

Why Christmas?

Why do we celebrate Christmas? Is it merely a pointer to Easter or does it have value? At Easter Jesus died on the cross and through his sacrifice reconciled us to God. Clearly this is vital, yet so is Jesus’ life on earth. The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have … More Why Christmas?