What is A Disciple?

If someone were to ask you what is a disciple of Jesus and how can I become a disciple, what would you say in response to that question? Where would you take them in the Scripture to explain what it means to be Jesus’ disciples. Simply put a disciple is follower or student. Disciples of […]

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The Goal & Strategy For Discipleship

Most Christians know that they are responsible to make disciples. But many don’t know how to do that or know what the goal is in discipleship. The Apostle Paul gave us an example for the goal and strategy of discipleship. He wrote the Colossians saying: Him we proclaim, warning everyone and teaching everyone with all […]

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5 Marks Of The Spiritually Mature

Not everyone who grows old actually grows up. It’s ideal that maturity and wisdom would accompany adulthood but that’s not always the case. There are plenty of childish and foolish adults. And there are lots believers who have been Christians for many years yet are still spiritual infants, needing to relearn the basics of the […]

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Bearing Much Fruit

If I were to ask those closest to you about the quality & quantity of the fruit in your life what do you think they would say? If I asked your spouse what would they say? What might they point to describe the fruitfulness of your life? Jesus said that his followers would be marked […]

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A Labor of Love; Intercessory Prayer

Who Do You Know That Prays Faithfully for You? Who is the most prayerful person that you know that has had the most significant impact upon your life through their prayers? Think about the kind of life they live and what other characteristics mark their lives. Doesn’t it stir a gratitude in your heart to […]

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3 Lies We Believe About the Goodness of God

There are many lies that we tend to accept and believe about the goodness of God. It is vital to our relationship with God that we saturate ourselves in the biblical view of who God is. We must not let our circumstances, hurts, failures, disappointment in authorities and unfulfilled desires determine our view of God’s […]

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Why I am Convinced that God is Gracious

I am fully convinced that God is gracious. Yet I I know at times that belief in His gracious nature is challenged by others, our circumstances, our pain, evil & injustice in the world First, is simply that the Bible declares God to be gracious in various places and I believe that the Bible is […]

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Holiness Matters to God

Holiness Matters to God 44 For I am the Lord your God. Consecrate yourselves therefore, and be holy, for I am holy. You shall not defile yourselves with any swarming thing that crawls on the ground. 45 For I am the Lord who brought you up out of the land of Egypt to be your God. You […]

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Knowing & Trusting God

The Lord is a stronghold for the oppressed, a stronghold in times of trouble. And those who know your name put their trust in you, for you, O Lord, have not forsaken those who seek you. Psalm 9:9-10 ESV God is a constant & secure place for us to put our trust. Those experiencing oppression […]

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God is Watching

As we read through the Bible using the reading plan there is a truth about God that stands out to me that I find very encouraging. That is the reality that God is watching us & He sees us. He is the living God and He is intimately involved in the lives of His people. […]

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