Monday, April 18, 2011

How to Disciple

Luke 12:1-8

Previously, the scribes and the pharisees, were trying to get him to say things, waiting to catch him, waiting to step in and make their move to prove their point.
In the middle of this, comes verse 1-8.
While the scribes and pharisees were in the thick of it,
at the time when many had gathered, piled up on one another,
Jesus started talking to his disciples first.
He said, Watch out for the leaven of the Pharisees; that is hypocrisy.
I think this says something of discipleship.
While the problem was right there, he started teaching his disciples about this problem.
In common speech, it might have been like this,
"Look here"
"See what's happening? Beware of this- the hypocrisy."

He didn't wait for another time.
His concern was for who it could damage.  His priority was to teach the truth.
He pointed to the problem underneath the hypocrisy.
"It is deceptive."
"Watch out for it; mark it as dangerous."

This is discipleship in action.
This is my model.
Want to know what to teach your children, when to teach your children, how?
Live and walk together and teach as situations present themselves. 
And don't be shy on the "Bewares." Jesus wasn't.

Monday, April 04, 2011

The Existence of God

Amy Carmichael once referred to in one of her books the constant of mountains and stars regardless of a cloudy night, when human visibility was low.

Totally separate from whether she could see the mountains or not was the fact that they were there.

The existence of God is truth eternal you don't have to feel him for him to be there.
He just is.