Discipleship · Fellowship · Kingdom · Perseverance · Revelation · Tribulation

[ahh… no wonder…]

I, John, your brother and fellow partaker in the tribulation and kingdom and perseverance which are in Jesus… Revelation 1:9 NASB John begins his letter to the church regarding his vision recorded in Revelation with an introduction of himself… connecting with his readers as brother… and fellow partaker… in the tribulation… Kingdom… and perseverance… in…… Continue reading [ahh… no wonder…]

Discipleship · Holy Spirit · Work

yoke work…

Discipleship takes discipline — the work of straightening what is bent, retraining and strengthening our capacities, working loose the bonds that constrain us. –Rebecca Konyndyk DeYoung, Glittering Vices Discipleship… it’s not what we think… It’s not about keeping a list… pursuing holiness through works… behavior modification by the power of our self-will… the keeping of rules……… Continue reading yoke work…

Discipleship · Messy · Sheep · Teaching

messy…

Jesus said, “Feed my sheep.” John 21:17 NIV Messy… It’s messy business feeding sheep… Last week teaching teens… talking about feeding babies and toddlers… I asked… What is it like to feed babies…? One said… Messy… And yes… I had to agree… Whether you’re feeding real babies baby food… or spiritual babies spiritual milk… the whole thing…… Continue reading messy…

Deception · Discipleship · Encouragement · Repent · Sin

gather to encourage… belief…

See to it, brothers and sisters, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called “Today,” so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness. Hebrews 3:12-13 NIV Reminding teens under my teaching… of the…… Continue reading gather to encourage… belief…

Discipleship · Goal · Holy Spirit · Love

discipleship goal…

The question of discipleship stirred in my spirit today… Precisely… What is the goal of discipleship…? Posing the question here… moved me to look for discipleship’s definition… Christian discipleship is the process by which disciples grow in the Lord Jesus Christ and are equipped by the Holy Spirit, who resides in our hearts, to overcome the…… Continue reading discipleship goal…