About

I am a husband, father to one beautiful baby boy, a small-town pastor, seminary student, and a servant of Jesus Christ.

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  1. Many thanks for the comment on “Moses, maybe” — I appreciate your reading my thoughts about heaven and taking the time to comment. You may like the other blogs I write, especially http://www.EsthersPetition.wordpress.com, which is the one I focus on most these days. I have a couple of questions for you: Why do you write this blog? Why are you interested in learning what it means to be a disciple of Jesus? Jesus told them to go make disciples (not converts), teaching them to observe ALL THINGS that he had commanded them (Matt. 28:20). What are those ALL things? Thanks again for your comment. Hope you’ll reply to this one. πŸ™‚ Bette Cox

    1. Bette, thank for taking the time to share your thoughts and probe a bit deeper. I’ll have to check out your EsthersPetition blog.
      As far as your questions go, I have had some starts and stops with blogging. My goal is to use blogging as a way to grow in my faith, stay current with what people are saying and thinking, but also try to learn how to better articulate my faith.
      Second, why a disciple of Jesus? A disciple is someone who knows what the Master knows so they can Do what the Master calls them to do. Jesus is the perfect fulfillment of the “ALL THINGS,” as it is impossible to separate what Jesus said from how he lived. I think to Hebrews 1:3-“The Son is the radiance of God’s glory,” Colossians 1:15-“The Son is the image of the invisible God…” If we want to know God’s perfect and pleasing will, we can see that in Jesus Christ. The goal of fulfilling God’s commands is to become more Christlike. I hope that answers your question. Third, I am so thankful that we have Scripture to turn to which reveals to us Jesus words, especially the Sermon on the Mount, the succinct breakdown of all the law of God into two major points: Love God and love your neighbor as yourself, and the new covenant–faith in Christ leading to eternal life (to name a few). Thanks for taking so much time to be so thoughtful and for asking such good questions. I am growing already by thinking through the answers. πŸ™‚

      1. Very good. However, the things Jesus commanded them weren’t just teachings – they were actions. Heal the sick. Cast out devils. Raise the dead. Cleanse the lepers. Those disciples saw Jesus do all those things, then they went out and did them also. Jesus was and is the example in all those things! Note – without the power of the Holy Spirit, they couldn’t do them, and neither can we. Here’s one post from Esther’s Petition… https://estherspetition.wordpress.com/2014/05/12/the-anointing/
        “The Anointing – Lord, what is the anointing? β€œIf you need to hammer a nail, I hand you the hammer, then my hand on your hand, together we hammer the nail. My hammer, handed to you, my hand on your hand wielding the hammer – that’s the anointing.” Keep up the good learning attitude, and have a truly blessed day and year! Bette

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