Discipleship Archive

Christian Maturity

When a child is born, they are expected to grow (Ex.2:10; 1Sam. 2:21; 26; 3:19; Luke 1:80; 2:52) and at every point in their biological calender, we expect certain traits of growth in them. When these are not forth coming, we may begin to worry that perhaps something may have gone wrong. At the birth of our youngest son about three years ago, Theodora my …

Rejoicing In The Works Of Our Hands

And they made a calf in those days, and offered a sacrifice to the idol and were rejoicing in the works of their hands (Acts 7:41). There are only two religions in this world: religion of works and religion of faith; religion by human effort and religion by grace: true religion and false religion. Of the two, Christianity puts itself forward as the only true …

Are You A Fruit Bearing Christian?

John 15 When a child is born, we expect growth. When a seed or tree is planted, we expect growth and fruitfulness. Likewise, growth and fruitfulness is expected and actually required of the Christian. In John 15, Christ used an agricultural metaphor to describe his relationship with his disciples and by extension us and what’s required in that relationship–fruitfulness. How Does Fruitfulness Looks Like? According …

The Cost Of Following Christ

The ‘tag’ Christian gets bundled around a lot. Our country’s 2010 population census recorded an astonishing figure of 71% Christians. An impressive result, that is, if you believe it. I don’t. Why? Because there are many who identify as Christians based on a number of false notions like growing up in a Christian home, been a church member, living a moral life and many others. …

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