Category Archive: Discipleship

Oct 13

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 …

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Jul 26

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 …

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Jul 26

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.  

Jul 26

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

Jul 11

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 …

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Jul 11

Pilgrim’s Progress Quote

Pilgrim’s Progress Quotes Christian now went to the spring, and drank thereof, to refresh himself [Isa. 49:10], and then began to go up the hill, saying– “The hill, though high, I covet to ascend, The difficulty will not me offend; For I perceive the way to life lies here. Come, pluck up heart, let’s neither …

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May 29

Relationship w Jesus ≠ Relationship w Abraham Lincoln

Loving God 101, Part 01: Relationship with God. Really??? “episode 85” from Jesus at 2 am podcast. Listen at http://www.jesusat2am.com/2015/05/21/introduction_to_christian_spiritual_formation_1/ Kirk Winslow says, “The ultimate goal is love – and love grows in relationship, not by performing a set of behaviors!  In this episode I offer a short introduction to spiritual formation and take up the …

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May 21

Judgement of Believers’ Works

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May 12

Christ Jesus, taking the very nature of a servant, humbled himself by becoming obedient to death. Therefore…

Imitating Christ’s Humility from Philippians 2 (NIV) 5 …Christ Jesus…7taking the very nature of a servant,…8humbled himself     by becoming obedient to death…..9Therefore,….10every knee should bow….11Jesus Christ is Lord,     to the glory of God the Father.…[and].12Therefore,… 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act in order to fulfill his good purpose. …

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Apr 21

Four Alls of the Great Commission

http://www.cmfnow.com/articles/pt570.htm http://origin.library.constantcontact.com/download/get/file/1104232498086-161/The+Four+Alls+of+the+Great+Commission+-+Copy.pdf Matthew takes us from the particular to the universal (Jewish disciples to disciples from all nations The Four “Alls” of a Truly Comprehensive Vision The Four “Alls” of a Truly Comprehensive Vision

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