Joe Duke
Becoming a Friend of Jesus

Becoming a Friend of Jesus

Last words are lasting words. When someone special says goodbye, the experience can be moving and memorable. Imagine how Jesus’ closest friends felt when He told them He was going away. That conversation shaped them for life. Jesus’ words to His disciples prior to His...

Stay Connected

Stay Connected

Last words are lasting words. When someone special says goodbye, the experience can be moving and memorable. Imagine how Jesus’ closest friends felt when He told them He was going away. That conversation shaped them for life. Jesus’ words to His disciples prior to His...

A New Perspective

A New Perspective

Last words are lasting words. When someone special says goodbye, the experience can be moving and memorable. Imagine how Jesus’ closest friends felt when He told them He was going away. That conversation shaped them for life. Jesus’ words to His disciples prior to His...

Role Reversal

Role Reversal

Just prior to His death, Jesus did the unthinkable. In the upper room with the disciples, Jesus turned greatness upside down. He modeled servanthood. He taught the disciples the remarkable principle of role reversal and launched an unstoppable movement through those...

Reconciling Accounts

Reconciling Accounts

At salvation we’re entrusted with a gift that we can invest and enjoy or ignore and squander. But one thing is for sure: we will give an account of our lives before God. Living for Jesus never goes unnoticed by Jesus. He promises to faithfully reward those who have...

Lasting Impression

Lasting Impression

Understanding the difference between salvation and discipleship is one of the most critical distinctions in the entire Bible. At the heart of this discussion is the question of our behavior. What is required of us to keep our salvation and how much sin is “allowed”...

The Time It Takes

The Time It Takes

Once you understand the distinction between salvation and discipleship you’re poised to make more sense of the spiritual life. A major piece of the Christian life puzzle centers on the time it takes to get salvation and the time it takes to grow. Get this wrong and...

The Price to Pay

The Price to Pay

It’s clear that God wants to communicate with us. But sometimes the things of God can be difficult to understand. When we look carefully at the concepts surrounding the spiritual life, we discover a simple, basic distinction that profoundly informs our understanding...