Tag Archives: Discipleship

Hope Every Day

Spring and Easter go together as they both speak of new life. Spring is the new life of growth after winter, when creation seems to wake from a cold slumber. The warming temperatures and lengthening days remind us of God’s … Continue reading

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A Look at the Great Commission in Acts

For many Christians, the world seems to be growing darker each day. While the occasional event or ministry sees some some success, the larger trends are a shrinking number of believers, growing divisiveness and conflict, and churches that increasingly mirror … Continue reading

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Practice Unity

There is a great need for love in today’s world. Of course, this has always been true, and always will be. However, today’s level of divisiveness makes the need especially clear. Pointing to the source, Christians are called upon to … Continue reading

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Beyond Religion

In today‚Äôs world, it seems harder and harder for many people to find a connection between God and church. Many feel that God has the answer to feeling fulfilled, guidance through life, release from judgment, and eternal life, but don’t … Continue reading

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Our Conquering Messiah

In the first century, Jewish people had high hopes for the messiah. They expected him to defeat Israel’s enemies and free them from bondage. When Jesus appeared, those around him expected a victorious leader. Even at his ascension, the disciples … Continue reading

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Hearing God Daily: Hebrews 1:1-2

This is the first of what I hope become regular posts, each listing a Bible verse related to God’s voice in our lives. I’ve been noting these for some years, and recently counted over 250 of them. So the idea … Continue reading

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One Reason It’s Hard to Serve in Church

Churches generally struggle to get people to be involved in service, and to live out the truth that everyone is to be a minister and use their gifts to serve God. The common teaching is that this is to be … Continue reading

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The Difference of Christian Discipleship

As Christians, we are to make disciples of Jesus, forming a growing group of people who become more and more Christ-like each day. To be successful at this, we need to understand what making disciples involves. Of course, it starts … Continue reading

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Learning to Walk with the Mind of Christ

There are many aspects to one’s walk with the Lord, but knowing the Word is centrally important. Understanding the truths of Scripture is an example of having spiritual discernment in general, because the important things in Scripture are spiritual truths. … Continue reading

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Understanding Gideon and the Fleece

The story of Gideon’s fleece is well known. For a long time I didn’t really understand it, because it seemed like Gideon was testing God. But I recently re-read the account, and noticed an earlier encounter between Gideon and the … Continue reading

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