Work hard to enter the narrow door to God’s kingdom, for many will try to enter, but fail.Luke 13:24-27 NLT Jesus was always teaching about the Kingdom of Heaven. He clearly indicates that for those of us who are his followers, this Kingdom is to be our first priority. Seek first the Kingdom, Jesus says, … Continue reading Entering the Kingdom
The Lord now chose seventy-two other disciples and sent them ahead in pairs to all the towns and places he planned to visit. These were his instructions to them: “The harvest is great, but the workers are few. So pray to the Lord who is in charge of the harvest; ask him to send more … Continue reading Prayer in an age of distraction
Then he said to the crowd, “If any of you wants to be my follower, you must give up your own way, take up your cross daily, and follow me.”Luke 9:23 Most Jews at the time of Jesus would have had great respect for their religious leaders, and would have craved their acceptance and approval. … Continue reading Take up your cross
I have long held that two things are needed if we are to feel that our lives are worthwhile: we need a sense of belonging, and we need a sense of purpose. Relationship and task. Without these we tend to wither and die. Our lives lose meaning, they lose shape, they go from living to … Continue reading How then should we live?