Category: Discipleship

Useful Pain

No discipline seems enjoyable at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it yields the fruit of peace and righteousness to those who have been trained by it. Therefore strengthen your tired hands and weakened knees, and make straight paths for your feet, so that what is lame may not be dislocated, but healed instead. […]

Trust Your Father

I marvel when I think about how much torment fellow humans suffer at the hands of “health care providers” without complaint. While managing a health care facility for 6 years, I frequently tried to cheer patients who did have complaints, with the idea that physicians invented the term “patients” to describe the people who were […]

Be Filled!

Being filled with the Spirit of Jesus is important. Luke’s descriptions of being filled include the fact that some of the people who were filled with the Spirit in chapter 4 of Acts had already been filled in the event he had described in chapter 2. The idea that someone should be called “Spirit-filled” as […]

The Joyful Dead

It’s a very odd contrast that we are called both to take up our crosses (or some fresher method of accessing our deaths) daily, but also be the most joyful creatures in the universe. Therefore since we also have such a large cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us lay aside every weight and the […]

Obeying Every Law

The entire law is summed up in one instruction: love your neighbor as you love yourself… Galatians 5:14 This oughta be a piece of cake! […]

Righteous Thinking

E. Stanley Jones once wrote, “It is easier to live yourself into right thinking than it is to think yourself into right living.” For us to be able to walk in righteousness, our goal needs to be set at a much higher target than merely right and wrong or good and evil. The map to […]

Applying the Blood

When the descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob had been in Egypt for 400 years, Yahweh sent a deliver. The process of deliverance included slaughtering a lamb and smearing its blood over the doorpost of each home where someone lived who could believe the instructions Yahweh gave them through Moses. Just the shedding of the […]

Strong Because of Difficulties

A condition of drought causes some trees to stop producing hormones that cause stem or leaf or blossom growth, and focus on making hormones that make roots grow. It is a design from the Maker of the universe – tough times should be flipping switches in our lives that make us stronger drinkers from the […]

The Right Way

It is a good thing to desire good doctrine. Truth is both valuable and powerful in many ways. Jesus is the Truth. He is also the Way and the Life. When you learn truth, it is easy to settle into a mode of amassing knowledge. Even if the knowledge is about Jesus, if it is […]

Worthy of Praise

Learn to worship when you are doing whatever you do that looks like what David was doing when he was out in the fields watching sheep do whatever they were doing. Talk to Jesus about how awesome He is, and what you like about Him. Tell Him some ways you want to be just like […]

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