Author: JAtchison

[The original article can be found at my personal blog.] A Discipleship Devotional from Mark 9:1–8 There is a truth–gem hiding away in the Mount of Transfiguration account about Peter, James, and John. The clue to this gem is found in the two ancient prophets that God sends to honor Jesus: Moses and Elijah. Part One: The Background (feel free to skip down to the “Big Lesson” if you want a shorter devotional reading). First: why did Jesus pick Peter, James, and John to be His inner circle of ministry training? There are several explanations for this: #1 • As an example effective leadership training. Jesus ministered to great crowds, but there was a group of a hundred or so who seemed to be following Him closely, including the wonderful women who supported the ministry in practical ways. Jesus selected the Twelve to specifically invest in as His apostles – His personal representatives. But even the Perfect Leader, Jesus, showed us the importance...

We have an ongoing debate in Christianity over how and when God created the earth and, especially, mankind. There are both “Old Earth” and “Young Earth” Christians – who love Jesus and believe the Bible to be inspired and inerrant. If we were to take an anonymous poll of the Bible–believing folks in our church, I think we’d find...