“Withness”: What is it, why do we need it, how do we get it?

Mark 3:13-15 13 And he went up on the mountain and called to him those whom he desired, and they came to him. 14 And he appointed twelve (whom he also named apostles) so that they might be with him and he might send them out to preach 15 and have authority to cast out demons. Withness: What is it? Withness … More “Withness”: What is it, why do we need it, how do we get it?

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What is True Conversion?

We are to become a people who live passionately for and like Jesus.  If we aren’t becoming that, something is wrong. The C.S. Lewis quote above comes the article “True Conversion and Wholehearted Commitment: Foundations of Discipleship” by Thomas A. Tarrants, III, Directory of Ministry, C.S. Lewis Institute.

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Weekend Links are Back

Church, Discipleshp and Christian Living Seven Ways to Love Christians Who are Overweight    This is such a needed post. We need to love one another better. Here’s help for one particular group. Why We Need to Bring Back Catechism     We need to give serious consideration about reshaping a modern catachetical approach to Sunday … More Weekend Links are Back

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What Does it Mean to “Raise the Bar on What it Means to be a Disciple” in Your Church?

We are always seeking to improve our process of making disciples. It is the task of the church so it makes sense that we would want to do it well so that the Savior receives all the glory and honor and worship that He deserves. But there are other reasons to do this well. Reasons to Do Discipleship Well Since we are stewards of the gospel and ambassadors to the world for the Kingdom of God we want to do spiritual formation and … More What Does it Mean to “Raise the Bar on What it Means to be a Disciple” in Your Church?

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Untransformed Christians

Christians Conforming Rather Than Transforming — A.W. Tozer “Religion today is not transforming people; rather it is being transformed by the people. It is not raising the moral level of society; it is descending to society’s own level, and congratulating itself that it has scored a victory because society is smilingly accepting its surrender.” – … More Untransformed Christians

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Are There Any More Sobering Words in Scripture?

Discipleship is Not a Little Thing 21 “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty … More Are There Any More Sobering Words in Scripture?

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