Three Little Pigs

Thoughts on “Three Little Pigs”, from an 80 year old Bible teacher After maybe 75 years, The Holy Spirit has just now revealed the simple truth to see into this child story. First little pig built a house with straw. The bad wolf huffed and puffed and blew the house down and ate the pig. Second little pig built a house with sticks. The bad wolf hugged and puffed and blew the house down. Click here to finish reading

Unity

Churches often experience division. Case in point, the age old joke about the man rescued from an island where he had spent years in solitude. As he gave a tour, he pointed out his current church and his former church. ;-) 1 Peter 3:8 lays out 5 virtues that help: “Finally, all of you be of one mind, having compassion for one another; love as brothers, be tenderhearted, be courteous”. Click here to finish reading

Sons and Daughters of God

Many times I inadvertently slip into a religion of following Jesus instead of a dynamic relationship with Him. However, loving people is not something that we can do separately from God, since love comes from God and God is love (1 John 4:7-8). Recently, I am realizing that I have been missing a critical aspect of being a disciple of Jesus, and that is, as a disciple of Jesus, my principal identity is “son of God”. Click here to finish reading

Disciples of Jesus

When I was growing up, I identified myself as a “Christian”, perhaps influenced by the children’s song, “I am a C-H. I am a C-H-R-I-S-T-I-A-N. …” Not that there is anything wrong with that term, but the origin of that term was actually what other people called the disciples of Jesus (Acts 11:26). As I study the life of Jesus, I realize that He repeatedly invited people to devotedly follow Him in a lifestyle of discipleship, so, for about the past ten years, my faith identity has shifted to “disciple of Jesus”. Click here to finish reading