Category: Discipleship

Renewed Trust

My responses to situations should be sourced in the fruit of God’s Spirit, not the works of my flesh (Galatians 5). That is basic. Those who trust Yahweh will be blessed. Those who don’t, won’t even see blessings that come close. Trusting Him is allowing patience to work with faith. When I can’t see what is next. […]

Why Joshua?

Joshua already had the preparation for ministry of having been Moses’ servant since his youth (Numbers 11:28). He had faith to be one of the two spies who believed that Yahweh was capable of fulfilling His declaration that He would give the descendants of Jacob the land that had belonged to the descendants of Canaan […]

Testing Your Effectiveness

When Jesus instructed that someone could be known by their fruit (Matthew 7:16 & 20) He was referring to false prophets. When He taught about pruning, He was referring to branches that were in Him (John 15:2). Branches that don’t produce fruit are removed, and branches that produce fruit are pruned, so that they produce […]

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 […]

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