Category: Discipleship

Well-Equipped Saints

The silliest of people who have learned how to listen to the Spirit of God and obey Him will do greater exploits and win more and greater prizes than the greatest of the wise who are only wise in light of the wisdom of the world. The wisdom of the world may be able to […]

Huffing, Puffing and Building

We know that knowledge puffs up and that love builds up (1 Corinthians 8). Still, what we prefer to offer to unbelievers and new believers is information instead of the costly commodity called agape. What makes new believers into disciples is fitting into a family through real relationships. They need accountability through relationships. They need to […]

Seriously…

If you are going to fly, you have to overcome some things. My new puppy thinks that she can fly. She really can get airborne, but she can’t stay there. She hasn’t completely overcome gravity yet. The flying deck is stacked against you – unless you can overcome drag and gravity, both of which have […]

Aloft, Like a Swallow

A dove is frequently seen on the ground under a bird feeder, picking through the grass for the seeds that other birds disliked or carelessly dropped. A cardinal frequents the feeder, picking through the seed offerings for her favorite flavors, casting the others down to the doves and robins. A swallow loves the heavenly places. […]

Apart From the Law

Romans 3:21-24 God’s righteousness has been revealed. He didn’t use the Ten Commandments, the Kosher Laws, the Community Responsibility Laws, or the Financial Laws to make it known. He used prophets and the Law to inform us about it ahead of time, but He used grace to reveal it. His righteousness is revealed in His people, […]

Bound by Unbelief

Andrew Murray, in “The Deeper Christian Life,” wrote: The Cause of This Discrepancy Between God’s Gifts, and Our Low Experience Dear fellow believer, I want to say to you, that, if you are not living in the joy of God’s salvation, the entire cause is your unbelief. You do not believe in the mighty power […]

Apologetic

Despite what your mom told you when you tripped that kid in the third grade and thought it was funny, an apology is not saying, “I’m sorry.” I should say more appropriately that it didn’t mean that. A dictionary is not an authoritative rule book on how to use words – it is simply a […]

Always a Bigger Picture

1 Corinthians 12:4-26 (6,7) There are different gifts, different arenas in which they are useful, and different kinds of work that the Holy Spirit wants to empower us to do. There is only one Spirit giving all the different gifts and ministries. The Holy Spirit is manifested (revealed or unveiled) in each believer through gift and […]

Hard Hearts and Heads

Mark 6:30-52 Jesus’ disciples participated in the miraculous feeding of 5000 men and their families. When everyone had as much as they wanted to eat, the disciples each gathered a basket of leftovers from what began as five loaves of bread and two fish. Jesus then sent His disciples by boat across the sea. At 3am, […]

Put Your Girdle On

Peter wrote that we should “gird up” our minds. Even flabby weak things look and behave better when you stuff them in a girdle. If you haven’t read 1 Peter 1:10-25 lately,  I recommend that you do it today. It is good advice for building a good attitude and perspective on values. […]

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