Category Archives: Disciple-making

A closer look at Colossians 3:11-14

Among those who have been forgiven through Jesus Christ, a new identity has been formed — one that overcomes differences that separate people from each other. Our new identity also transforms the way we relate to and respond to other people. Continue reading

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Life is often a winding and troubled road

The point of many biblical stories is to help us feel in our bones (not just know in our heads) that God is for us in strange turns of life. Continue reading

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Not always Wonderful, Great, and Amazing

Have we created a Christian culture that encourages expectations of uninterrupted happiness? Are we comfortable with being uncomfortable? Can we accept the fact that it sometimes doesn’t feel good to be a Christian? Continue reading

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Grace given to the humble

Legalism provides people with a deceptive means for screening out their own sins by highlighting the sins of others. Let’s oppose this spirit on every level because it insults the grace that leads us to salvation. Continue reading

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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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