Discipleship Themes In Matthew’s Gospel

During the Christmas season the Gospel of Matthew is often read as it is one of the two Gospels that contains an infancy narrative of Christ. Though this holds great significance, there are many other pieces of the Gospel that give us clues on how to live a Christian life.

Go and Bear Fruit

I chose you from the world, to go and bear fruit that will last, says the Lord.-John 15:16 Today's gospel reflection is taken from the antiphon before today's Gospel reading.  Jesus makes a very direct point and simply says "Go and bear fruit that will last".  It seems so easy, and yet so complicated at... Continue Reading →

Importance of the Small Group

Aubrey Malphurs says “Disciple making does not end with a person’s conversion, however.  It’s an ongoing process that encourages the believer to follow Christ and become more like Him[1].”  With this taken into account we need to ask ourselves a question.  What is the most effective way to make disciples?  Do we get as many... Continue Reading →

Stuck on Stage One

Everything we do is done in stages.  As an example we learn to crawl before walking, and walking before running.  The point of a stage is to prepare for something more difficult in the future.  It is the same with discipleship.  In discipleship, there are three stages which are evangelize, disciple, and train.  These three... Continue Reading →

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