The Narrow Gate

The Narrow Gate

The Narrow Gate Two times Jesus sums up the Law and Prophets. One is when Jesus says that it is loving God and then our neighbor as ourselves. The other is in this passage, where He says we should do to others what we would want them to do to us. This Golden Rule is...
Ask, Seek, and Knock

Ask, Seek, and Knock

Ask, Seek, and Knock To be a disciple is not only to follow, but the type of following is to be a learner. Therefore, Jesus is outlining that true disciples will always ask, seek, and knock. This disposition of a disciple does not end this side of The New Earth...
Judgement

Judgement

Judgement The idea of not judging does not mean we should turn a blind eye to sin. It normally sounds like “I can’t judge you” or “I have a log in my own eye. How could I have an opinion about your sin?” The issue of why we know The issue...
Anxiety

Anxiety

Anxiety Jesus looks at us when we get crippled by anxiety at times and does not only say “do not be anxious,” but He prescribes a way forward that transforms the way we see the entire world. First, He tells us to look up. Look at the birds, literally. Dad...
Abundance

Abundance

Abundance  The idea of The Kingdom is not as much trying to gain something, it is becoming aware of what already is. Jesus says that if we actually do trust The Father not only provides for us but abundantly provides, then we will understand that attempting to gain...
Fasting

Fasting

Fasting Jesus perpetually talks to us not only about our actions, but also the root of why we do what we do. He is about both. We must see this. So, He does not just think something like fasting is minor because this spiritual discipline helps to reveal motive and...