Category Archives: Discipleship

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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7 truths about God’s discipline

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

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When you feel deserted

Do you feel forsaken? Abandoned? Deserted? There is hope! 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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