Right in the middle of his busy ministry, Jesus comes into a time of transition, and this always makes me wonder what life was really like for him. Transitions aren’t comfortable times. Change isn’t easy. Things ahead are going to be different. Up to this point Jesus has had an exciting and successful time of … Continue reading What Was Jesus Looking for on the Mountain?
Jesus is wandering along the shoreline where men are at work. Making a living from the water takes two tasks—making the gear work and using it. For fishermen in those days, this means making nets and fishing . Both are smelly, strenuous, and involve being out in all kinds of weather. Jesus, usually busy at … Continue reading Do You Want to Be a Disciple?