Epistle to the Hebrews and What We Can Learn

The situation that the recipients of the letter to the Hebrews found themselves in was dire.  They were starting to question if Christianity was really correct.  They were becoming discouraged in their commitment.  George Guthrie writes, "We see reflected in Hebrews a community of believers who were struggling against spiritual lethargy, which, if not addressed, could... Continue Reading →

Belt of Truth

We are taking a look at our spiritual armor, but specifically we are looking at the belt of truth this week.  We have heard these terms many times before, but it is important for us to understand why Paul is using them.  Remember that Paul was writing to the church in Ephesus  Being in the... Continue Reading →

A Life of Devotion

What would Jesus Do?  This phrase became very popular in the 1990’s and had the power of merchandising behind it.  Christian Rock bands made songs by the title, T-shirts were made, and a bracelet that simply read “WWJD” was all the rage.  Jesus is our ultimate example and this is echoed by Klaus Issler who... Continue Reading →

Discipleship is Vital

It is my goal with this article to explain why discipleship is a vital factor for the church and ministry.  To do this discipleship must first be explained, and then put into the context of ministry and the church. Instead of a definition a few examples may better explain. A disciple is a person who is... Continue Reading →

Let's Be Honest: Are We Truly Following Christ?

A recent pew research study showed that there are roughly 2.18 Billion Christians in the world[1]. The church is still growing around the world, but imagine the impact if there were a greater emphasis on making Disciples? Most churches focus on evangelization, which is very important, but evangelization and discipleship need not compete. In fact,... Continue Reading →

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