Category: Discipleship

Soldiers?

Why do we tell our converts that they are joining God’s army, when the meetings we take them to are more like the VFW? […]

Preparing for the Race

1 Corinthians 9:19-10:13 The real text for this word is in the Book. Reading it will likely give you access to encouragement and advice about how to prepare for your work and your purpose. 19-23 Lay down your life 24-27 What matters most is at the end of the race, not during it 1-5 Learn […]

On Being Awesome

Being well rounded with regard to your education and social preparation for life may make you less offensive, or better equipped to converse at parties, but it doesn’t lead to awesomeness. It is really maybe just being mediocre at many things. In order to attain awesomeness, you become offensive on days. Challenging on days. You […]

Gathering Manna or Picking Tomatoes

Manna came every day. Free. Even if you weren’t thankful or had doubts. When the nation of Jacob’s descendants entered the land that Canaan’s descendants had been living in, the manna stopped. The invaders had to start harvesting what Canaanites had planted. Then they had to plant their own crops and raise animals and hunt. […]

Forgive One Another

“Father, forgive us our sins, as we forgive those who sin against us.” (Matthew 6) “If you don’t forgive others from the heart, you will be handed over to the tormentors. ” (Matthew 18) “Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another just as God in Christ has forgiven you.” (Ephesians 4) We have […]

Get Perfected

“Jesus said to him, ‘If you want to be perfect, go, sell what you have and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow Me.’” (Matthew 19:21) Being pitiful (though rich), the rich young ruler didn’t see how the values in the Kingdom could be valuable to him. Good example of how […]

Why Does Jesus Want You?

When you are in a bank planning to do business with one of the tellers, a man with a gun suddenly appears and tells you to fall on your face. He wants everybody’s money. When he gets through the scattering of people to you, he points the gun at you, demanding your money. You give […]

Leading Well

You are a leader. Your preparation as a leader may not be complete yet, though. Your relationships with the people you lead may not be clearly defined yet, so that anyone could look on and see that you are leading them or someone else. Some people we are leading away from what we would like […]

God Works

If I walk into the thick of danger, You will preserve my life from the anger of my enemies. You will extend Your hand; Your right hand will save me. Yahweh will fulfill His purpose for me. Yahweh, Your love is eternal; do not abandon the works of your hand. We are His workmanship, created […]

Pruning

I just pruned most of the back yard. It took a long time and I got hurt a few times. I ended up with enough clippings and cuttings to be a few bushes. Now, the pruned bushes and trees look nicer and the ones that produce flowers will produce more flowers than they would have. When […]

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