As we move towards the cross we witness a snapshot of Jesus’ humanity as he agonizes in prayer in the Garden on Gethsemane and through connecting with his Abba-Father, he is prepared to face his accuser.
In the midst of trials, tribulations and temptations Jesus calls his disciples to watch, knowing that the Lord watches over them.
Jesus’ framework for faith becomes actionable when we follow him.
The scenes of Jesus and the fig tree and Jesus in the Temple are scenes that grab our attention. What is Jesus doing? What he is doing is calling out religious practices that may look good, but are not living up to their God-given purpose or design. As followers of Jesus, this should remind us…
Servant leadership puts people first, promotes God’s purposes and gives rather than takes.
Jesus redefines greatness. It’s not me vs. you or us vs. them, but each one serving the other and celebrating all ministries done in Jesus name.
Michel Dubé, IW serving in Africa, shares a portion of his testimony and uses a ‘reverse’ bicycle to communicate that we need God’s power to live the Jesus way.
Jesus invites us to trust who he is, particularly when we have no confidence that he can do what we ask.
The way of the cross has profound implications for discipleship.
Jesus guarantees that if believers remain in him that they will bear fruit that honours God, affirms their identity as disciples and makes a lasting impact on the world.