One Day at a Time

Jamie tells the story of Jesus in the days before He went to see Lazarus and raise him from the dead. He teaches that we can make it through life best by walking with Jesus one day at a time.

Following Jesus

The command of Jesus to “leave your nets and follow Me” has different meanings for each of us. Peter, Andrew, James, and John followed Jesus, but they also continued on as fishermen. Jesus even fished with them and traveled in their boats. Jesus’ instruction is actually a command to shift our priorities.

Reigning on Earth

Jamie discusses three things we should know about Jesus: First, Jesus was not successful by today’s standards; second, Jesus never intended to build an earthly kingdom; and third, Jesus’ commission to “go” still stands today.

Jesus Is Lord

We must always allow the Holy Spirit to enlighten us individually and not take our beliefs from an institution only. We must be wary of anything that tries to pull us away from the Lordship of Jesus.

Effective Editing

We can cut much from our lives but we can’t cut Jesus out and still live.

No Excuses

Jamie discusses the costs and sacrifices necessary to truly be a follower of Jesus. “God never works on changing our behavior,” Jamie says. “God works on changing our desires. And once our desires are changed, we will do what God wants us to do. That is why following Jesus is risky living.”

The Lordship of Jesus

When you decide to follow Jesus, you voluntarily surrender the right to choose or the power to vary the consequences. Salvation is obedience to Jesus but we cannot follow Jesus on our terms. We can only follow Him by being totally committed to Him and on His terms.

Yoked in Love

Jamie states that the task of God’s people is to point others to Jesus, not to teach them how to live. Teaching and correcting people is God’s task. Jamie then demonstrates what it means to be yoked with God. Jesus said we are to take his yoke upon us and learn from him (Matt. 11:29).