The Bible makes it clear that first of all, obedience to God is worship. It is more than turning up to church on a Sunday. It is much more than singing and praying together with other Christians. Worship is obedience from the heart.Obedience to God is Worship In beginning his guidelines for Christian living to the church in Rome, Paul writes: I appeal to you therefore, … [Read more...] about Worship is … Obedience to God
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.
Here's something the devil doesn't want you to know: The most important part about reading Scripture is putting the Bible into practice.In the Bible, James says: But be doers of the word, and not merely hearers who deceive themselves. (James 1:22 NRSVA). Working Out Practical Steps Simply reading the Bible, however deeply you study it, or listening to a sermon is not … [Read more...] about Putting the Bible into Practice
The greatest gift The Salvation Army has to give the world is Salvationists sold out on self denial. The self denial spiritual discipline is a Salvation Army essential.Self Denial is Counter-Cultural Why do I say that? Because it is so counter-cultural, particularly in the west. Our culture is me, me, me. It's about what I want to do, what I want to say and what I want … [Read more...] about Self Denial: The Salvationist’s Most Effective Weapon
Are you a radical follower of Jesus? Does your lifestyle look different to most people? Or does your life look like everyone else's, but with a sprinkling of Jesus on the side? Could Salvation Army soldiership help? What role does The Salvation Army soldier covenant play?Denying Ourselves Jesus told his disciples: Then he said to them all, ‘If any want to become my … [Read more...] about Salvation Army Soldiership: A Radical Lifestyle
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?
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