I ran across this post a while back and found it extremely helpful. It's from Garrett Kell over on the The Gospel Coalition. I've reposted the whole below, enjoy! God reveals himself through his Word. When he speaks, he teaches us what he is like, how he acts, and how he desires us to respond. As … Continue reading Every Book of the Bible in One Word
Don Whitney, in his Spiritual Disciplines of the Christian Life, reminds every Christian who is seeking maturity in Christ that “there is simply no healthy Christian life apart from a diet of the milk and meat of Scripture.” Oh, how true that is. The Word of God is irreplaceable in the Christian’s pursuit of personal holiness; … Continue reading I Want to Be That Man
In the beginning of John 6 Jesus performs a great miracle in taking a young boys lunch and making it into a meal for a multitude. That same multitude than seeks to make Him king, right after the miracle and even into the next day, because He seems (to them) to be someone who can … Continue reading Reader, Don’t Miss This. There’s A Chance You Could.
This past week I finished up a preaching series through the book of Ezra, some of you may have remembered the post I wrote earlier in the summer explaining the books importance and why I was preaching it, if not you can link to it here. As the Series drew to a conclusion the main … Continue reading Sam Storms and the Truth of Repentance
At times we have the tendency to avoid big words or to shy away from them. It's good to keep things simple but we must remember, the main thing isn't the only thing. Here are five words that all Christians should know. Regeneration Regeneration is the gracious act of God whereby He brings to life … Continue reading Five Words Every Christian Should Know
Commands and Suggestions We all know the difference between a command and a suggestion. Suggestions can be considered and heeded or not, but commands on the other hand are directives that need to be obeyed. Many times there are significant consequences to commands that are not obeyed, like that time I was told (commanded) not … Continue reading Church Attendance
Robby Gallaty recently wrote a book called "Growing Up: How to Be a Disciple who Makes Disciples." It is a great read, and I recommend it. Here he is describing what this means. Don't just read this book, do it. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VDNXQiV2YFs
You ever seen a kid who looks just like their Mom or Dad? Upon seeing them together with their parents it is clear who they belong too. The same is true of us as Christians? How so? Holiness. Hebrews 12:14 says without holiness no one will see the Lord. When people think of "holiness" they … Continue reading Holiness is Family Resemblance
Discipleship can be defined simply as: growing in Christ. Discipleship can be defined complexly as: God making you into what He's declared you to be, righteous. All throughout the Bible it is clear that if you as a Christian are not moving up and into Christ, you are not standing still but moving backwards. So … Continue reading What is Discipleship?
We've come very far in our overview of the Marks of healthy churches. Today we begin a look at Mark #8, discipleship. So this week we'll look at what it is, how it is done, and hear from two folks (Mark Dever / Robby Gallaty) who have done this very well. But before we get … Continue reading The Greatest Commandment – Be Making Disciples