Tag Archives: discipleship

Failures; May 4, 2020


1 John 3:19-20 This then is how we know that we belong to the truth, and how we set our hearts at rest in his presence whenever our hearts condemn us. For God is greater than our hearts, and he … Continue reading

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Spiritual Growth; March 29, 2020


1 Timothy 6:11 But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance and gentleness. Three things stand out to me about this. In the first place, Paul is telling Timothy that it doesn’t … Continue reading

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Answered Prayer; March 21, 2020


2 Thessalonians 1:3 We ought always to thank God for you, brothers, and rightly so, because your faith is growing more and more, and the love every one of you has for each other is increasing. It was quite a … Continue reading

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JOY; February 23, 2020


2 Corinthians 12:19 Everything we do, dear friends, is for your strengthening. This should be true for every minister of the Gospel, but sadly, ministers struggle with being self-centered just like everyone else. I think the majority at least have … Continue reading

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The Obedience of Faith; January 31, 2020


Romans 1:5-6 Through him and for his name’s sake, we received grace and apostleship to call people from among all the Gentiles to the obedience that comes from faith. And you also are among those who are called to belong … Continue reading

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Jesus’ Love; January 21, 2020


John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.” This was … Continue reading

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Abiding; January 12, 2020


John 8:31-32 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” Verse 32 is widely quoted, … Continue reading

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Theologians; January 4, 2019


Luke 11:42 “Woe to you Pharisees, because you give God a tenth of your mint, rue and all other kinds of garden herbs, but you neglect justice and the love of God. You should have practiced the latter without leaving … Continue reading

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Applying the Word; January 3, 2020


Luke 10:37 The expert in the law replied, “The one who had mercy on him.” Jesus told him, “Go and do likewise.” This is a very good example of the Coaching technique I’ve been learning for the past couple of … Continue reading

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Pastoral Ministry; September 18, 2019


Psalm 119:79 May those who fear you turn to me, those who understand your statutes. This sounds like the cry of a pastor to me, particularly when the Japanese says, “return,” rather than simply, “turn.” Every church loses people, and … Continue reading

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