The Daily Text is going quiet for the season of Advent, returning fresh in 2017. In the meantime, we recommend that you stay in the daily rhythm with Not Yet Christmas in New Room Bands.
Jesus is not looking for those who pledge to become loyalists but for those who will not stop until their entire existence is defined by the capital L Love of God. That's what it takes to be a disciple maker.
The most upstanding, respectable men in town, and pillars of the community, covered up the resurrection of Jesus—this should make all religious leaders nervous.
The resurrection of Jesus Christ has re-opened the new and living way, whereby the reality of eternal life now avails itself as the verity of our human lives.
Jesus shattered the highest glass ceiling—the last ones standing at the bloody cross and the first ones landing at the empty tomb were women.
The biblical meaning of the word, obedient, means "to hear or listen." To obey is to listen to the voice of the Lord.
The mundane can no longer be mundane because it is infused with the mystery of the cross.
What if from the vantage point of eternity, which is already afoot, it's those Simon of Cyrene moments that mattered the most?
Therefore, a man ought to root himself so firmly in God that he will not need the consolations of men.
If we have any hope of becoming humble, we must more deeply behold his humiliation on our behalf.
Disciples aren't made by or in crowds. They are best made by small, tightly knit micro-communities who covenant to personal responsibility to each other.