Followers and posting

TFR now has over 3000 followers, says the WP system count. This includes social media contacts also, so it’s almost as good as it looks.

Question: how many of the Fellows use the post option on the main page? How many use the dashboard? Just thinking here in terms of theme change. This one is not responsive, that is, doesn’t adapt well on mobile.

There’s a child theme to this one that does, but we’d have to move off of the WP hosting onto our own host server. Which is not a bad thing, but would involve some work.

#followers, #housekeeping, #posting

Confidence in judgment

If we hold steadfastly to the Apostle and High Priest of our confession, Jesus Christ, who has himself passed into the heavens, we will follow also (Hebrews 3:1). We share with him a heavenly calling. The ESV puts it this way, “Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses was faithful in all God’s house.”

“Having then a great high priest, who hath passed through the heavens, Jesus the Son of God, let us hold fast our confession,” (Hebrews 4:14). If we are faithful to God as Jesus was, we will also pass through the heavens. But, we must hold fast our confession, our profession, of faith even until the last breath. Nothing else but complete faithfulness will do (Hebrews 10:23).

For this reason Jesus is called the “captain of our salvation” (Hebrews 2:10). He is also called the author and finisher of our faith.” The word “captain” and the word “author” are identical in the original language of the New Testament. It is also the word “ruler.” Jesus goes before us, even as he passes through the heavens, to show us the way (John 14:6). If we hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering, we shall follow Jesus even into heaven.

This is the confidence the writer of the book of Hebrews mentions so many times. It is the confidence the Apostle John mentioned in his book, that “we know that when he appears, we will be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is,” (1 John 3:2 NASU).

This is the kind of confidence we see in every person who has followed Jesus.In my life, I’ve seen this confidence in my father, my mother, every faithful gospel preacher and every Christian. This is the confidence all of us must have if we want to see Jesus ourselves one day.

#confidence, #followers, #jesus-christ

What Catches My Ear At The Cross?

When the criminal that realized the Lord”s innocence stated:

“Lord, remember me when You come into Your kingdom” (Luke 23:42)

Our Lord stated to him:

“Assuredly, I say to you, today you will be with Me in Paradise” (Luke 23:43).

This was a promise, not only to the criminal, but to us as followers of Christ. When we die, we will be carried by the angels to meet our Lord in Paradise (Abraham’s bosom – Luke 16:22). Won’t that be a great occasion? I’m looking forward to it.

#bosom, #criminal, #die, #followers, #innocence, #kingdom, #occasion, #paradise, #remember