English Is Tough Stuff

Came across this poem. Thought it was quite funny English is Tough Stuff A poem on the difficulty of pronouncing English Dearest creature in creation, Study English pronunciation. I will teach you in my verse Sounds like corpse, corps, horse, and worse. I will keep you, Suzy, busy, Make your head with heat grow dizzy. […]

Discipleship 101 #5 – What Shall We Say Then?

So, looking at all that has been said, what shall we say then? All of this can be summed up in what Jesus said to the Pharisees: “But when the Pharisees heard that He had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together. And one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question to test Him. ‘Teacher, […]

Discipleship 101 #4 – New School

So, what does this all mean for us in our daily lives? What is it that a disciple of Jesus does? Let me list five things a disciple of Jesus does. A disciple is a Reborn Follower of Jesus There is no distinction between being a Christian and being a disciple. Christian means “belonging to […]

Discipleship 101 #3 – Paul, An Example

As an example of what Jesus meant by discipleship, let’s have a brief look at the life and ministry of Paul. Traditional Upbringing He spent the better part of his life learning the ins and outs of traditional Jewish discipleship from Gamaliel, which means Paul was accustomed to the “old way” of discipleship. Paul says, […]

Discipleship 101 #2 – Jesus Made It Unique

In the previous post I took a look at how the Jewish tradition dealt with the topic of discipleship. Now, the question that could be raised is whether Jesus’ views on discipleship were an exact copy of how the Jews did it, or if Jesus used the method of the Jews just as a stepping […]

Discipleship 101 #1 – Old School

When Jesus started his ministry and people started following Him, his early followers did not ask any questions about becoming a disciple. We read in John 1:38 that his early followers immediately started calling Jesus ‘Rabbi’ (which means teacher) and started following Him. Why? Let’s see if we can find out why that was, shall […]

Confusion Explosion

For the last couple of weeks nothing less than an explosion of confusion has manifested itself in my head. Sounds lovely, isn’t it! The funny thing is that although there is much confusion there is much clarity on what the confusion is about. In other words, the confusion explosion is not an all encompassing confusion […]

Putting Preachers in Their Place

I think I watched this teaching over twenty times by now. Why? Because I want to continue to remind myself to assume nothing, to not agree on the latest fling for the sake of peace and unity, but to constantly challenge myself to stay as close to Scripture as possible with regards to what the […]