Category Archives: Disciple-making

7 truths about God’s discipline

Should this be part of all discipleship of new believers? Continue reading

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A Christian understanding of Government

Democracy is not an achievement secured but an experiment to be advanced. It is both gift and task. Continue reading

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Alone in the secret place with God

To understand that the work of prayer involves a learning process saves us from arrogantly dismissing it as false or unreal.

“One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When He finished, one of His disciples said to Him, ‘Lord, teach us to pray’” Continue reading

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Two builders and a catastrophic storm

Sometimes a storm of crisis or calamity reveals what manner of person we are, for ‘true piety is not fully distinguished from its counterfeit till it comes to the trial’ Continue reading

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Silence, Solitude, and Secrecy

Do we need renewed commitment to silence, solitude, and secrecy? Continue reading

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Three steps in prayer

Simple help for daily prayer Continue reading

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Who or what will be in control?

So much of life comes down to choices about who or what will be in control. Continue reading

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A journey with the Master Teacher

Journey with the Master Teacher. Continue reading

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True followers of Jesus identified

Soul searching before God would be wise if your experience and character lacks this description. Continue reading

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An unnerving truth about heaven

Many of us want to say, “Only those who accept Jesus as Savior go to heaven.” Or, “Only those who believe in the gospel go to heaven.” These are not necessarily wrong statements, but they possibly conceal what Jesus revealed. Continue reading

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