January 19, 2017

Sifting

Why couldn’t I lay down my life for Jesus back then? Because I couldn’t even lay down, my own agenda, my own personal plans for Peter. I couldn’t even begin to lay down … Self. Why couldn’t I follow Jesus […]
January 12, 2017

Spiritual Armor

Annas’ order to flog us sent a shiver down my spine. I knew the others were reeling, too. Annas ordered our flogging like it was a spanking for a child, but if you know anything about floggings, they are unspeakably […]
October 20, 2016

Arrested

As the Twelve were gathering at Solomon’s Porch early one morning to pray together before the family of Believers arrived, the temple guards showed up and surrounded us. I was tempted to repeat Jesus’ words to these same guards who […]
September 29, 2016

Testing But Trusting

It was now about 4-5 years after Jesus’ death and resurrection. Looking back it still fills me with wonder that a bumbling, stumbling group of previously self-absorbed, working-class men like us could have been leading this new Way. Of course […]

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