Count the Cost

This past week we talked in our message about Jesus call to count the cost of following Him.  So often we think of the challenges of following Jesus, and forget that Jesus is partnered with a promise in John 10:10: I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”  Part of counting the […]

Love Big

This “knowledge” puffs up, but love builds up. 2 If anyone imagines that he knows something, he does not yet know as he ought to know. 3 But if anyone loves God, he is known by God. 1 Corinthians 8:1-3 ESV For the last few weeks we have been talking about what the word discipleship means from a reflective lifestyle, to authentic community, […]

Set the Bar

The young man said to him, “All these I have kept. What do I still lack?” Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”  When the young man heard this he went away sorrowful, for he had great possessions. […]

Burn the Plows

So Elisha left Elijah and went back. He took his yoke of oxen and slaughtered them. He burned the plowing equipment to cook the meat and gave it to the people, and they ate. Then he set out to follow Elijah and became his servant. 1 Kings 19:21 NIV   Elisha’s call to be a prophet […]