Tag Archives: discipleship

What does “Jesus is Lord,” mean?

For many Christians, Jesus is merely a subject of systematic theology, instead of the living Lord who they humbly obey. Until our desires, feelings, and opinions have been freely surrendered to the authority of the risen Jesus, we won’t understand … Continue reading

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Beware of backwards Christianity

Too often we get Christianity backwards. We expect Christ to follow and bless our desires, feelings, and opinions. If asking Jesus into your heart doesn’t lead to following Him instead of your own opinions and desires, you’ve stopped short of … Continue reading

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Who to follow?

People who intentionally deny and/or distort the truth to manipulate others shouldn’t be trusted. If you want to follow someone who won’t lie to you or let you down, follow the living, resurrected Jesus Christ! When Christians (or churches) support … Continue reading

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Return from institutional exile back to ekklesia

God is releasing a heart-longing for a return to ekklesia (early Christianity before it was organized into an institution). When ekklesia was replaced by institution, Christians began focusing on following procedures more than on obeying the risen Jesus. It costs … Continue reading

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Christians don’t need to defend our faith. We need to demonstrate its reality in daily life by loving the way Jesus loved.

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Training to follow God’s navigational app

People train for sports and train for war, but where are those who train to hear and follow the risen Jesus? Jesus is the way. We need to train to follow Him like we follow a navigation app. When we … Continue reading

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Much instruction & little implementation call for a “Jesus surge”

Much instruction and little implementation make Christianity a dull endeavor. Tell me and I forget, even if you preach to me weekly. Help me implement biblical revelation and I’ll be a daring doer of the word. Lectures about electricity won’t … Continue reading

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Called to be disciples, not dependents!

Jesus never said to make dependents. He said to make disciples! The one who controls the mic controls the church service. Why not let Jesus control the mic? If a church opened the mic for Jesus to prompt people to … Continue reading

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Jesus back then or Jesus now?

It’s not enough to hear talks about Jesus back then or Jesus someday. We need to experience the risen Jesus in the now! Perhaps church could roll away the cold stone of formal religion and let Jesus raise us up … Continue reading

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God woke you up one more time today!

God did it one more time today. He woke you up this morning! I’m so glad that Jesus can be personally encountered and related to and not just learned about through others. What you experience is more powerful than what … Continue reading

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