Category: Discipleship

  • in view of His mercy

    First off, I know that I’ve done many posts before (at least one) about Romans 12:1-2. It’s basically the whole purpose this blog’s existence. I’m in Romans again. For a long time I was in 1 John, and I didn’t get a chance to write more on all that God was teaching me while reading […]

  • God is light

    God is light

    This is the message we have heard from Him and announce to you, that God is Light, and in Him there is no darkness at all. If we say that we have fellowship with Him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth; but if we walk in the […]

  • born again

    It’s a super “Christianese” phrase. We like to use that term for sayings that those who aren’t Christians might not understand. There’s only one problem though. I’ve asked others what they think of when they hear the phrase and they say, “New start. Do-over. Another beginning.” We’re afraid of the term “born again”. I don’t […]

  • servants of the word

    servants of the word

    Inasmuch as many have undertaken to compile an account of the things accomplished among us, just as they were handed down to us by those who from the beginning were eyewitnesses and servants of the word, it seemed fitting for me as well, having investigated everything carefully from the beginning, to write it out for […]

  • the purge

    the purge

    Journeying through the desert for 40 years and now finally they were able to receive the land of promise! Took long enough. Now that all is finally finished, the time of discipline was over, one city stand in the way. The first to be conquered. They walk around it. Then do it again. Every day […]

  • a little confusion

    a little confusion

    Today I’ve been preparing for a Worship Department meeting. I’ve been going over my notes and things I want to be sure to cover for tonight, as well as studying for the devotion that begins the meeting. What I went over last time is also what I’m going over tonight, but from a slightly different […]

  • what it is

    About 9 years ago my oldest son, Christopher had many questions for us. He wasn’t super good at asking things very well, but instead of asking, “What is it?” he would say, “What it is.” And we would tell him what it was. (Before you continue to read this, this is one of the “blunt” […]

  • God-wisdom

    Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom. But if you have bitter jealousy and selfish ambition in your heart, do not be arrogant and so lie against the truth. This wisdom is not that which comes down from above, but is […]

  • a nation’s hatred

    And all nations will hate you because you are my followers. But everyone who endures to the end will be saved. Mt 10:22 (NLT) How much influence has Jesus had on your life? Has it gone so far that people hate you? When we make decisions to follow Jesus and do what He would do, […]

  • careless words

    “Either make the tree good and its fruit good, or make the tree bad and its fruit bad; for the tree is known by its fruit. You brood of vipers, how can you, being evil, speak what is good? For the mouth speaks out of that which fills the heart. The good man brings out […]