So after Jesus had been crucified and buried, the disciples were in a tough spot. They had given up the past three years of their lives to spend with Jesus, basically doing the world tour around the Mid East. They had also preached, taught and cast out demons, but often disappointed Christ with their lack of faith and understanding. So now all their hopes and dreams have been nailed to the cross. Continue reading
What would Jesus do: Remember that one? Just in case you missed the 90’s, that was the Christian youth catch phrase to end all others. There were backpacks, bracelets, t-shirts, teddy bears, pencils, bumper stickers, and the list goes on. If it could be printed, it was.
The question wasn’t new. “What would Jesus do” is asked by the characters in the short novel In His Steps by Charles Sheldon. The locals of a small church congregation are challenged to ask this simple question before making any decision of consequence, and their lives are changed in the process. The only problem, of course, is that we cannot always know for certain what Jesus would do in a particular circumstance. What then? Continue reading