Category Archive: Discipleship

Sep 19

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13 And he called his ten servants, and delivered them ten pounds, and said unto them, Occupy till I come. Luke 19:13 We live between the 1st and 2nd Comings of Christ. Our calling is to follow Jesus’ commandments. That is, to love. J.C.Ryle wrote a nice piece on this.             …

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Jul 24

Ephesians 4:11-12

Equipped, for works, for service, build up the body of Christ.

Mar 01

18 Things Mentally Strong People Do

Here’s a good list. I do consider prayer and reverence for God as included and implied.                                                   My comment was: Yes, I like the way it states they are kind, take …

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Jan 18

“Come, let us discuss this,” says the Lord.

Isiah, long before Christ appeared, unfolds the Gospel plan Isiah 1:18 18 “Come, let us discuss this,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they will be as white as snow; though they are as red as crimson, they will be like wool. 19 If you are willing and obedient, you will eat …

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Dec 03

My Prayer this Advent

My prayer this advent is that I better learn to understand and grasp the following by AW Tozer* on the reason Christ came to earth. [This is taken from Day 1 of From Heaven: A 28-Day Advent Devotional] Dwell With Unite To Dwell In [*This was written at a time when the term ‘men’ was …

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Nov 22

A W Tozer

A. W. Tozer, a modern day prophet, was a key figure in The Christian and Missionary Alliance. His legacy reaches through time and has impacted countless millions. A prolific author and pastor, Tozer was known for his emphasis on the deeper life movement. His message, informed as it was by A.B. Simpson the founder of …

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Nov 22

Prevenient, Justifying, and Sanctifying Grace

Good, not to long, article on Wesley’s view of Prevenient, Justifying, and Sanctifying Grace. http://www.umc.org/what-we-believe/our-wesleyan-heritage  To sanctify means to set apart as or declare holy; consecrate. To consecrate means to make or declare (something, typically a church) sacred; dedicate formally to a religious or divine purpose. Through God’s sanctifying grace, we grow and mature in …

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Nov 15

Treasured Truths – Adoption

Notes from the Treasured Truth podcast (Pastor James Ford, Jr.) [5 parts (podcasts) in Moody Radio app] Gal 4 God ‘removed’ slave or free, male or female, etc. (In Gal 3 he removes barriers.) However, this was on a spiritual level. He did not remove the physical/practical differences – e.g. Males and females are physically …

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Oct 24

Establishments and Institutions

Sermon idea:  I like institutions (look up definition). They exist to carry out a needed duty. ‘The establishment’ on the other hand seems to mainly be there to maintain itself.  In Yancey’s ‘The Jesus I Never Knew’ book he says, on page 197, that Jesus posed a genuine threat to the establishment in Jerusalem. More …

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Oct 24

There is nothing enlightening about shrinking

Great quote by Marianne Williamson. Thanks Dave Lafary at the Faith Encounter, 10-19-16 at Wesley Church.

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