Category: Discipleship

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

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 …

Continue reading

There is nothing enlightening about shrinking

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

Grasping and being moved to Please, Know, and Resemble God

From Tim Keller’s daily reading plan (and his fuller book) from YouVersion (below). I want this ultimate relationship with God. I want to grasp what Jesus did for me and all of mankind. I want to be in relationship with God to please Him, know Him, and resemble Him, as I love those around me …

Continue reading

Golden and Platinum Rules

The Golden Rule Matthew 7:12 (ESV) 12 “So whatever you wish that others would do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets. Kant’s Categorical Imperative [Disclaimer: This is slightly off topic, because Immanuel Kant  (in the top 5 philosophers of all time) was not a Christian. He did have a strong moral …

Continue reading

Godly Men by Rick Warren

Godly men, Timothy for example, were Caring Consistent Cooperative Considerate Courageous Audio sermon, titled A Courageous Attitude, at https://www.idisciple.org/sermon/a-courageous-attitude (also at rickwarren.org) Extensive write-up and notes here.  

God protects and helps those in trouble

Read Ps 34:15-22 God shows favoritism (my word, maybe the wrong word) to those who believe. https://www.idisciple.org/verse/three-things-you-must-remember-when-rejected deals with Ps 34:19 and 3 keys for dealing with rejection

Quotes

(See http://en.thinkexist.com/)   Understanding is the reward of faith. Therefore seek not to understand that you may believe, but believe that you may understand. St. Augustine   “Darkness is cheap, and Scrooge liked it.”  A Christmas Carol, Charles Dickens   “Two things awe me most, the starry sky above me and the moral law within …

Continue reading