Tag Archives: Discipleship

Why there never can be an online Church

While there are a lot of helpful things we can do online as members of Jesus’ Church, it can never be the local church. I personally love writing and blogging, but make no mistake about it, nothing can replace actual … Continue reading

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Jesus Christ is how we understand ourselves

Last time we saw that Jesus Christ is how we understand God. Now we’re going to see how Jesus reveals who we truly are in Him. This is important because how we see ourselves affects everything we think about and … Continue reading

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Grace and Faith for the Journey

Grace and faith work together to empower us to move from what we believe about ourselves to what God believes about us. We’re already complete in Christ (Col.2:10), but not in our experience. We’ll look at how we make our … Continue reading

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Living from Joy

Last time I mentioned that joy is found in relationships. You might wonder why this is so. First, psychologically speaking, as Dr. Wilder points out in the video clip, we bond at a very early age.  It happens in the … Continue reading

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Do you love me more than these?

Jesus asks Peter, “Simon, son of Jonah, do you love Me more than these?” (John 21:15). The “more than these” is a sticky question we must all answer if we want to follow Christ. It took Peter, the one who … Continue reading

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Hitler and what it means to be a (real) Christian

I thought the following comment was particularly good in answering the absurd notion that Hitler was a Christian. I’ve talked about this before here. But this comment comes from a post titled, “Dinner with Hitler and Other Moral Issues.” The … Continue reading

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About Following Christ

I get asked from time to time by atheists and skeptics why I make a distinction between following Christ and Christianity, or religion. To be clear, I do consider myself a Christian. The problem is that it’s a loaded word … Continue reading

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