How much time do you spend on social media? Do you think you might be addicted to it? Are you worried about social media and time wasting? Does the time you spend on your computer, phone or tablet help you in your Christian journey or not? Make the Most of Time In the Bible, the Apostle Paul writes: Be careful then how you live, not as unwise people but as wise, making … [Read more...] about Social Media: The Best Use of Your Time?
These discipleship articles seek to equip you in your growing walk with Christ. Discipleship is an ongoing process. We should never stop learning. We are continually learning and growing stronger in our relationship with God and in our love for others.
Discipleship takes commitment, vision, and understanding the Bible. These discipleship articles aim to support you on your journey. They will help you to equip and grow other disciples who in turn go out to equip and disciple yet others.
Now more than ever the world needs disciples that truly practice repentance, who allow their lives to be continually transformed by the power of the Holy Spirit, and who are becoming consistently equipped for a better life.
I pray these discipleship articles will help you as you seek to follow Jesus more closely every day.
How much do you resemble your Heavenly Father? When people look at you, can they see a glimpse of Jesus Christ? Is your life one of holiness? To Be Like Jesus General John Gowans wrote: To be like Jesus! This hope possesses me, In every thought and deed, This is my aim, my creed; To be like Jesus! This hope possesses me, His Spirit helping me, Like him I’ll … [Read more...] about Holiness: A Family Resemblance
What is your relationship with Scripture? Do you only come into contact with it when it is preached? Do you simply go through the routine of reading it each day, but without really being nourished by it? Or do you devour it? Do you chew over it regularly in Bible meditation, until it begins to transform you? The Bread of Life Jesus describes himself as the Bread of … [Read more...] about Bible Meditation: Chewing on Scripture
Every person longs to be seen. Not just looked at, but truly seen with compassion. Jesus' Deep Compassion for People When Jesus saw people, he had deep compassion for them. Nine times in the New Testament Jesus has love and deep compassion for people to the pit of his stomach for those who were hurting. Seeing People through Jesus' Eyes As Jesus followers, we need to … [Read more...] about Seeing with Jesus’ Eyes
Witness? Me? What would you do if I asked you to talk to someone about Jesus, to witness for him? Does the very thought of it bring you out in a cold sweat? A Big Deal? Christians are called to be a light in the world. That sounds like a big deal, doesn't it? But it doesn't have to be. Being a light in the world doesn't mean preaching to hundreds of people at a time. … [Read more...] about Willing to Witness
The Salvation Army's principal purpose is to save souls. We are an Army at war with sin in the world and in our lives. We are called to work tirelessly to win the world for Jesus. General William Booth said: We are a salvation people – this is our speciality – getting saved and keeping saved, and then getting somebody else saved, and then getting saved ourselves more … [Read more...] about Salvation Army – Saved to Save
Jesus invites us to connect in him; to abide in him. He invites us into a constant, continuous relationship with him. But there's a problem. For many of us, that just seems like really hard work. It might be something we long for, but the idea of constantly trying to connect with Jesus seems like something we're going to fail at quite often. So we might half-heartedly … [Read more...] about Abide in Jesus Today
Would you like to be more loving, more joyful, more at peace, more patient, more kind, more good, more faithful, more gentle, more self-controlled? In other words, spiritually fruitful? Then I have the answer! Jesus' Last Minute Instruction Just before Jesus went to the cross, he had some last minute instructions for his followers. One most important one was this: Remain … [Read more...] about Spiritually Fruitful? Stay Connected
What do you talk about in church? How's your conversation? Are you known for speaking the truth in love? This is important, because in order to be the person you long to be, you need to be in an authentic community that lives out right and honest relationships. And like you, there are thousands of people around you who need a place where they can be accepted for who they are. … [Read more...] about Building Each Other Up