#Hediedforme

#Hediedforme

“For you have died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God.” Colossians 3:3 My daughter was telling me about two of her friends who struggle in their relationship. She says, “they are not very nice to each other. They complain to their friends about...
The Heart and the Mouth

The Heart and the Mouth

“What hypocrites we seem to be whenever we talk of ourselves! Our words sound so humble, while our hearts are so proud.” Augustus Hare (1834-1903) So the issue seems to be about heart and mouth. Paul says, “if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord...
Whose Child Is It?

Whose Child Is It?

“Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” Proverbs 22:6 The command to “make disciples” starts the moment water and word touch that person at the font of grace in baptism. At that time, a parent usually promises to...
Go and Make Disciples

Go and Make Disciples

“Go” doesn’t command each of us to find a corner of creation that has not heard of Jesus and win them over. “Go” simply says look for the opportunities right in front of you. RB Donovan The command to “Go and make disciples” is well known. What is far less known and...
Baptism is Mission

Baptism is Mission

“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” Mt 28:19-20 In our...

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