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Fishers of Men: Urgent, the Need for Laborers

Posted by Cliff Coss on

Matthew 9:35-38 records another instance of Jesus working to make His disciples into fishers of men.  Last week’s lesson comes from Matthew’s observation that Jesus had compassion on the crowds because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd.  This...

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Seeing with Compassion

Posted by Cliff Coss on

Matthew 9:35-38 records two great fishing lessons in these four verses. This week’s lesson was summarized by Matthew after the disciples had observed Jesus as they traveled though the cities and villages of Galilee. Matthew says, “He had compassion on the crowds because they...

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Tags: discipleship, evangelism, faith, sharing

Where to Fish for Men

Posted by Cliff Coss on

In the last article (Become A Fisherman - Matthew 4:19) we observed that Jesus promised to turn His followers into fishers of men. With that promise Jesus embarks on a training program to transform His disciples into fishers of men. This series of articles will trace the progression of the...

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Tags: evangelism, fisher

Fashion Week

Posted by Colby Kinser on

In case you missed it, we've just survived another Fashion Week, with fashion shows in major cities around the world. (And ... no ... we don't have a guest writer for this week's article.) Runway after runway, model after model marching runway after runway displaying latest design after even...

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Tags: missional

Gutter Leaves

Posted by Colby Kinser on

A couple of weeks ago, I was in San Antonio for the EFCA's annual theology conference. While KC was getting dustings of snow, San Antonio still has dried leaves falling from trees and blowing in the warm breeze. During one of the breaks, I went outside to enjoy being outdoors without having to...

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Tags: spirit, wind

Demo

Posted by Colby Kinser on

There's no way to reduce the Christian life to a short slogan. And even if we find a condensed way to get the gist of the Christian life, there's another way that's just as good. Tossing all this wisdom aside, let me offer another condensed way to look at the Christian life. Demonstrate the...

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Tags: reality, worth

Why Do We Overthink It?

Posted by Colby Kinser on

Share my faith? I can't do that! It's too … complicated. Too much to remember, too much that can go wrong, too many possible questions I can't answer. Plus … what will you think of me? I can’t remember all the passages of the Road or four laws of a spiritual nature. What...

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Tags: discipleship, evangelism, faith, sharing

Building the Church

Posted by Cliff Coss on

Become A FishermanJesus Christ gave this promise to His followers, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men (Matthew  4:19 ESV).” Over the course of three years and beyond, Jesus did just that by transforming a group of rough commercial fishermen and sinners into a...

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In Christ

Posted by Colby Kinser on

What are the real differences between the Old Testament (OT) and the New Testament (NT)? Some say that God is different, that in the OT He's the God of wrath and in the NT He's the God of grace. But both testaments show both His wrath and His grace.  In both testaments, sins are addressed...

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Tags: christ, in

Happy Refugees

Posted by Colby Kinser on

If you're reading with us in our reading plan for 2018 (Walk Through the Bible 365, found on YouVersion at https://www.bible.com/reading-plans/2129-walk-with-god-for-35-days), we read through Psalm 2 this week. It's a great Psalm even in our own time and situation. The psalm begins by...

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Tags: happiness, happy, joy, psalm, refuge, refugee

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