Category: Discipleship

God Told Us

However, among the mature we do speak a wisdom, but not a wisdom of this age, or of the rulers of this age, who are coming to nothing. On the contrary, we speak God’s hidden wisdom in a mystery, which God predestined before the ages for our glory. None of the rulers of this age […]

Confused

There is an old proverb about confusion: Someone who is¬†confused will confuse you. Our God doesn’t author confusion, as Paul wrote to believers in Corinth (1 Corinthians 14:33). He authors peace! He is, however, seemingly very fond of chaos. It is a fountain of rawness to Him from which He can author peace and wisdom […]

Envy and Selfish Ambition

Who is wise and understanding among you? He should show his works by good conduct with wisdom’s gentleness. But if you have bitter envy and selfish ambition in your heart, don’t brag and lie in defiance of the truth. Such wisdom does not come down from above, but is earthly, sensual, demonic. For where envy […]

What do You Think?

At times when you are not responsible for thinking about anything, you are still thinking about something. What do you think about at those times between projects or work or ministry or while you are resting? Those things that float to the surface of your mental pool are your most clear images of who you […]

Emerson on Courage

Ralph Waldo Emerson said: Whatever you do, you need courage. Whatever course you decide upon, there is always someone to tell you that you are wrong. There are always difficulties arising that tempt you to believe your critics are right. To map out a course of action and follow it to an end requires some […]

What Jesus Did and Taught

Luke started his journal of the Acts of the Apostles referring to the things Jesus did and taught. I think it is note worthy that He did, then He taught. Frequently He sent His disciples out to do supernatural work. When they failed or became confused, He then taught. Even when they were on a […]

Credible Witness

In order to advance in our level of faith, or of commitment, or understanding, etc, we frequently need to have the input of what I call a “credible witness.” Credible means believable, or worthy of being believed. Incredible means not believable, or not worthy of being trusted. When we see someone we trust standing further […]

Valuing Your Inheritance

Do you not know that the unjust will not inherit God’s kingdom? Do not be deceived: no sexually immoral people, idolaters, adulterers, male prostitutes, homosexuals, thieves, greedy people, drunkards, revilers, or swindlers will inherit God’s kingdom. Some of you were like this; but you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name […]

Followers of the Way

Being a Believer in Jesus, a follower of Jesus, involves me in a WAY of doing things, a WAY of valuing relationships, a WAY of Life. In Ephesians 4, Paul wrote prophetically about a time of maturity in the Body when every joint is supplying what it should to the Body, and therefore we are […]

Having a Choice

Benjamin Franklin is quoted as having said: A man convinced against his will Is of the same opinion, still. Having freedom doesn’t mean you only get to do what your flesh thinks is best, or not having anyone tell you what to do. It means having a choice. Your “yes” is meaningless if you could […]

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