How Do I Follow Jesus?

The same person who had asked me to answer the question “Who Is Jesus?” had also asked this question, “How Do I Follow Him?”

As I mulled over that simple yet foundational question, I wrote down a series of verses that provided an answer: Continue reading

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Who Is Jesus?

I was reading through my last journal and found an entry from February 2017 dedicated to this question of “Who Is Jesus?” Someone had asked it of me, as a sort of “homework assignment,” and I had written my thoughts down at the time. Now I’d like to share them with you:

Who is Jesus?

How would I answer this to someone who doesn’t have a clear understanding of who Jesus is? Continue reading

The Kingdom of Heaven: Put Away Lust

“You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart. If your right eye causes you to sin, pluck it out and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell. And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and cast it from you; for it is more profitable for you that one of your members perish, than for your whole body to be cast into hell.

Matthew 5:27-30

If you hate someone, you’ve as good as broken the 6th commandment: “You shall not murder.” So we discovered in the last post.

Now Jesus looks at the 7th commandment: “You shall not commit adultery.”

And once again, He strikes at the root of the law.

It’s not just the physical act of adultery that God condemns. It’s the thoughts, the desires, the lust that precede the action – even if the action never happens. Continue reading