Category Archives: Disciple-making

Unless you change and become like little children

Becoming childlike is not a reference to being “innocent as a child” or having the “simple faith of a child”. Jesus is exposing… Continue reading

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3 ways we are tempted to live for ourselves

The Spirit and the cross correct all three ways we are tempted to make life about ourselves. Continue reading

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Understanding God’s will

How can we know God’s will for our lives? Continue reading

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Elentics and the Holy Spirit

All who care about reaching others with the goodnews of salvation must care about elentics Continue reading

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The followers of Jesus look like this…

These eight blessings (which we call beatitudes) present a logical, interrelated sequence of the character qualities of normal Christianity. Continue reading

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8 point mission statement for your life

Who am I? Why am I here? What should I do? Who do I serve? How should I live? Continue reading

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Never give up on prayer

Why does God allow perseverance in prayer to be part of our experience with Him? Prayer is an appeal to one who can do what I cannot do and what others won’t do. Continue reading

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Have you given up all your possesions?

What did Jesus mean “no one can be my disciple who does not give up all his possessions”? Continue reading

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Meet the citizens of heaven

It might surprise some to meet the true citizens of heaven. Many religious leaders “shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces” (Matthew 23:13). Jesus said of them,  “You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. ….You travel over land and sea to win a single convert, and when you have succeeded, you make them twice as much a child of hell as you are” (Matthew 23:14-15). Jesus said to these religious leaders, “religious leaders “shut the door of the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces” (Matthew 23:13). Jesus said,  “You yourselves do not enter, nor will you let those enter who are trying to. …Jesus said to them, “Truly I tell you, the tax collectors and the prostitutes are entering the kingdom of God ahead of you” (Matthew 21:31). Continue reading

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True followers of Christ (as revealed in 8 blessings)

Consider how eight blessings (which we call beatitudes) present in a logical, interrelated sequence the character qualities of normal Christianity.  Continue reading

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