The Incarnation and the New Law of Grace

In sacred scripture we read that man was created he had a perfect relationship with God.  Man is the pinnacle of creation, and God gave man everything.  In return the Lord asked man not to each of one tree in the garden.  Man did not listen, rebelled, and had to face the consequences of sin... Continue Reading →

Go and Bear Fruit

I chose you from the world, to go and bear fruit that will last, says the Lord.-John 15:16 Today's gospel reflection is taken from the antiphon before today's Gospel reading.  Jesus makes a very direct point and simply says "Go and bear fruit that will last".  It seems so easy, and yet so complicated at... Continue Reading →

Importance of the Small Group

Aubrey Malphurs says “Disciple making does not end with a person’s conversion, however.  It’s an ongoing process that encourages the believer to follow Christ and become more like Him[1].”  With this taken into account we need to ask ourselves a question.  What is the most effective way to make disciples?  Do we get as many... Continue Reading →

Stuck on Stage One

Everything we do is done in stages.  As an example we learn to crawl before walking, and walking before running.  The point of a stage is to prepare for something more difficult in the future.  It is the same with discipleship.  In discipleship, there are three stages which are evangelize, disciple, and train.  These three... Continue Reading →

The Word

"In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God."- John 1:1 John 1:1, in my opinion, is one of the most beautiful passages in scripture.  Jesus is described as "the Word" who became incarnate and dwelt among us.  In referring to Jesus as the "Word" John is... Continue Reading →

A Life of Devotion

What would Jesus Do?  This phrase became very popular in the 1990’s and had the power of merchandising behind it.  Christian Rock bands made songs by the title, T-shirts were made, and a bracelet that simply read “WWJD” was all the rage.  Jesus is our ultimate example and this is echoed by Klaus Issler who... Continue Reading →

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