Month: October 2018

Built from the Ground Up

Have you ever watched a skyscraper being built?  They start by digging a big hole, then pour concrete footings, add steel beams, and lots of glass, along with countless hours of hard work by hundreds if not thousands of skilled craftsmen.  The finish work…

All or Nothing

Marriage is an all or nothing proposition.  Getting married and dating on the side simply doesn’t work.   Even without looking at marriage from a Biblical perspective, most people would prefer their marriage to be all or nothing.  The same is true for your relationship…

Light in the Darkness

Imagine you’re sitting around the dinner table at night with your family when suddenly the power goes out and your home is plunged into darkness. Without light, everything comes to a halt.  You stop eating.  You are now obsessed with finding light. When Jesus…

Pointed in the Same Direction

It’s important for followers of Jesus to all be pointed in the same direction, working together to share the gospel and serve God by serving others.  The more we work together, the more we can accomplish.  God is watching and He doesn’t want to…

What’s Wrong with Religion?

Skye Jethani starts his book by telling us everyone is religious.  He says that whatever way we seek to gain control over the world, is in fact our religion.  He goes on to suggest that your ultimate concern, which could be wealth, power, relationships,…

Silence

This is the story of two Jesuit priests from Portugal who travel to Japan in 1670 to find their mentor, another Jesuit priest who went to Japan to spread the gospel and is now rumored to have renounced the faith.  The two younger priests,…

You are a Disciple of Christ

(I recommend you follow this study in order starting with Path to Discipleship.) “Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.”  Mark…

Discipleship Discipline Six

(I recommend you follow this study in order starting with Path to Discipleship.) Personal Ministry The goal of Discipleship Discipline Six is to develop your personal talents that can be used for ministry, to participate in ministry using your talents, and to develop new…

Discipleship Discipline Five

(I recommend you follow this study in order starting with Path to Discipleship.) Share the Gospel with the World The goal of Discipleship Discipline Five is to develop the ability to articulate why you are a Christian, why others should trust Jesus as their…

Discipleship Discipline Four

(I recommend you follow this study in order starting with Path to Discipleship.) Christian Fellowship The goal of Discipleship Discipline Four is to develop relationships with other believers, support other believers, seek support from other believers, and to develop strategies to do God’s work…

Discipleship Discipline Three

(I recommend you follow this study in order starting with Path to Discipleship.) Pray Without Ceasing The goal of Discipleship Discipline Three is to develop a regular practice of prayer individually, one-on-on, and in groups. Prayer is vitally important to your path to discipleship. …

Discipleship Discipline Two

(I recommend you follow this study in order starting with Path to Discipleship.) Know God’s Word The goal of Discipleship Discipline Two is to know where the Bible came from, whom it was written for, why we trust it, and to develop an ongoing…