Discipleship Archive

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. …

The Soldier, Athlete and Farmer

Paul wrote to his protege Timothy instructing him about his life as a Pastor and I believe as a Christian. To drive home his point, Paul draws analogies from three occupations—soldier, athlete and farmer. Share in suffering as a good soldier of Christ Jesus. No soldier gets entangled in civilian pursuits, since his aim is to please the one who enlisted him. An athlete is …

What Worrying Really Is.

But if God so clothes the grass of the field, which today is alive and tomorrow is thrown into the oven, will he not much more clothe you, O you of little faith? Therefore do not be anxious, saying, ‘What shall we eat?’ or ‘ What shall we drink?’ or ‘What shall we wear?’ (Matthew 6:30-31). “Worrying can have a negative effect on your health, …

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