Spiritual Authority

Fools for Jesus

We must be able to say to others, “Imitate me as I imitate Christ” (I Corinthians 11:1). Paul was able to say this even though he wasted about 50% of his life as an enemy of Christ. His life was full of perpetual joy (Philippians 3:1, 4:4) because he had counted everything besides Jesus as…

Revelation, Authority, Discipleship

Matthew 16:13-28 Revelation from God’s Word is more important than just reading it. God gives revelation to those who have become like babies spiritually (Matthew 11:25-26). To become like babies is to consider ourselves as capable of producing NOTHING, because our adequacy is from God alone. Only then will the veil be lifted from over…

Asking With Wrong Motives

Matthew 16:1-12 As human beings we so easily become untrusting (Matthew 16:8-10). In the mess that is a result of your own sin or carelessness (Matthew 15:32), remember that: Jesus does not criticize you; Jesus has compassion for you; Jesus has a compulsion to help you. The Pharisees & Sadducees wielded much earthly authority. They…