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THE RUMOR OF GOD’S MOST POWERFUL FORCE

 Audio Version #jesusmovement JESUS DAILY October 16, 2015 THE RUMOR OF GOD’S MOST POWERFUL FORCE One of the most shocking and prevalent Christian rumors today is that the most powerful force of God and for God is the Church. I was into this rumor in a big way for most of my life. Then, I…

THE FOUNDER OF CHRISTIANITY

 Audio Version #jesusmovement JESUS DAILY October 15, 2015 THE FOUNDER OF CHRISTIANITY Yesterday I said I would comment on why I believe most of the books of the New Testament are attributed to Paul. Briefly, I think it is clearer than ever before that Jesus is viewed more as the figurehead of Christianity and Paul…

CHRISTIAN RUMORS ABOUT PAUL

 Audio Version #jesusmovement JESUS DAILY October 14, 2015 CHRISTIAN RUMORS ABOUT PAUL As I have mentioned earlier, much of this Christianizing effect has been passed on by what I call the Christian rumor. These rumors are taught and re-taught as “truth” with little question as to its veracity. Since we’ve been taking a fresh look…

WHEN JESUS APPREHENDED ME

 Audio Version #jesusmovement JESUS DAILY October 13, 2015 WHEN JESUS APPREHENDED ME A personal encounter with Jesus will change all that you are and all that you do, even if you are a “Christian”. I believe Jesus apprehended my life several years ago as a long-time Christian, seminary graduate and pastor. I had always loved…

COMMAND #40: MAKE DISCIPLES OF ME!

 Audio Version #jesusmovement JESUS DAILY October 12, 2015 COMMAND #40: MAKE DISCIPLES OF ME! Today is the 40th of Jesus’ commands he specifically urged his followers to be careful to follow. These commands make up Jesus’ prescription for your life. We haven’t examined every one of them, but we have definitely given you plenty to…

COMMAND #39: FOLLOW ME!

 Audio Version #jesusmovement JESUS DAILY October 9, 2015 COMMAND #39: FOLLOW ME! Jesus’ primary theme and imperative given to his followers is to make disciples of all nations. Jesus says that one way to do this is to teach these new followers to follow after all that he commanded. We’re working our way through all…

COMMAND #38: FEED MY SHEEP!

 Audio Version #jesusmovement JESUS DAILY October 8, 2015 COMMAND #38: FEED MY SHEEP! Now, in response to Jesus’ three questions to Peter over breakfast, as we noted yesterday, Peter answered in the affirmative. YES, Jesus, I love you! Jesus takes this conversation just a bit deeper. Jesus acts out exactly what he had said earlier…

COMMAND #38: KEEP ON KEEPING MY COMMANDS!

 Audio Version #jesusmovement JESUS DAILY October 7, 2015 COMMAND #37: KEEP ON KEEPING MY COMMANDS! “If you love me, you will keep my commandments.” Literally, this is better said, “If you keep on loving me, you will keep on keeping my commandments.” (John 14:15) Jesus uses an interesting word for “commandments” here. Another way to…

COMMAND #36: WATCH FOR MY RETURN!

 Audio Version #jesusmovement JESUS DAILY October 6, 2015 COMMAND #36: WATCH FOR MY RETURN! Prophecy is so fascinating and those who claim to have it all nailed down and figured out have missed what Jesus is saying so simply. For instance, in the last paragraph, Jesus sets the context as “in the days of Noah”…

COMMAND #35: GREATEST COMMAND BY LUKE!

 Audio Version #jesusmovement JESUS DAILY October 5, 2015 COMMAND #35: GREATEST COMMAND BY LUKE! Luke records the third instance: And a lawyer stood up and put Him to the test, saying, “Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?” And He said to him, “What is written in the Law? How does it read…