Tag Archives: Discipleship

Help with Prayer

This past Sunday we started the section on prayer in our study of the Sermon on the Mount. Over the years, I have been encouraged by various people to pray the Bible, a practice that has been employed by Christians … Continue reading

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Take Up Your Cross

Michael Lawrence offers a few quick examples of what it might look like for a believer to “deny himself and take up his cross and follow me (Jesus)” (Matt. 16:24). He wrote: That means Jesus might make a difference in … Continue reading

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“Rolling-Stone Christians”

In a sermon preached on October 24, 1869, Charles Spurgeon said: Now I know there are some who say, “Well, I hope I have given myself to the Lord, but I do not intend to give myself to any church, … Continue reading

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Christian Growth 101

In his book, What is a Healthy Church Member?, Thabiti Anyabwile wrote: This is the first and most important ministry of every Christian in the local church. Being present, being known, and being active are the only ways to make … Continue reading

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That They May Know

Brett McCracken on the beauty of unity within the church: A unified church is one of the strongest evidences of the truth of the gospel. This is especially true in a world as fragmented and divisive as ours, where countercultural … Continue reading

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We Need One Another

On Sunday, Lord willing, we will celebrate the sixth anniversary of Redeemer Fellowship Church. As I reflect on the Lord’s goodness to our church, I am reminded how much we all need the church. God’s plan is not for us … Continue reading

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Bless Us For Your Namesake

This past Sunday the sermon was from Psalm 67. The Psalm is a prayer asking the Lord to bless Israel for the purpose of making Him known to all the earth, and this toward the end of the nations praising … Continue reading

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Selflessness

I was reflecting on the Book of Ruth this past week and doing some reading in various commentaries when something stood out that hadn’t before. What really stood out is Boaz’s selflessness. At Naomi’s direction, Ruth approaches Boaz and asks … Continue reading

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Daily Gospel Living

“Therefore, as you received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in him, rooted and built up in him and established in the faith, just as you were taught, abounding in thanksgiving.” –Col. 2:6-7  Let me offer a few notes on … Continue reading

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Parenting to God’s Glory

During the sermon yesterday I referenced Luke 1:38 and attempted to make some application. That verse records Mary’s response to the Angel when she was delivered the news that she would carry the Messiah as a young betrothed virgin. She … Continue reading

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