Matthew was one of Jesus' twelve disciples. He offers a first-hand account of what Jesus said and did over a three-year period.
Luke was a physician who became a follower of Jesus after Jesus' life on earth. He spent time with many who were close to Jesus during His earthly ministry. Jesus' mother Mary gave Luke a mother's insight into the birth and early life of Jesus.
All important relationships need to grow. You need time with God every day. Start your day with prayer. Let God be the first person to hear your voice each day! You can pray anytime, wherever you are. You don't have to speak out loud if you don't want other people to hear you. Just think what you want to say to God. He knows your thoughts (see Psalm 139:1-4).
You also need to choose a regular time each day to get alone with God. You might want to call this your "quiet time." Start doing this immediately. Make it a daily habit of your new life! Most of us have more time available in the evening, after the day's work is done.
The daily readings in this site will help you begin having a "quiet time." The readings come from the Gospel of Mark. This short book is in the New Testament, which is part of the Bible. The Bible is God's written message to all people and is the largest-selling book in the world.
The word gospel means "good news." Mark's story is the good news about the life of Jesus Christ. The Gospel of Mark is the earliest record of Jesus' life on earth. In "Following Christ," The Gospel of Mark will simply be called "Mark," to make the name shorter.
Mark, who wrote this book, was a young boy when Jesus lived on earth. When he was older, he traveled with Peter, one of Jesus' closest friends and first followers. Mark wrote the things Peter told about what Jesus did and said.
Guidance For Life will give you spiritual help and strength in your new life. It is an investment in your spiritual life. But the more important investment is yours, as you spend a few moments a day in this guided Bible study, and beyond that, a lifetime following Jesus.