Writing On Discipleship

It’s 20 degrees outside with snow on the ground. Enjoying coffee and writing on discipleship this AM from John 11. This morning’s thought: “When Jesus declares to Martha, ‘Your brother will rise again,’ Martha thinks Jesus is referring to the resurrection of the dead on the day of judgment. Martha’s faith is intact and her “theology” is sound, but both need to grow beyond anything she has ever known. Jesus responds by challenging Martha to see the resurrection in terms of a person and a relationship, rather than as a future event. With the possible exception of the great “I AM” declaration of John 8:58, what follows next is perhaps the most profound declaration of spiritual truth in the New Testament: “I am the resurrection and the life. Whoever believes in me, though he die, yet shall he live, and everyone who lives and believes in me shall never die.” Jesus IS the resurrection. In the Kingdom of God, to have a relationship with Jesus is to experience resurrection life and to never die.”