Category: Discipleship Series

  • Heart motivations: The place where Jesus is.

    Heart motivations: The place where Jesus is.

    In John’s wonderful account of Jesus’ life we get introduced to Him on earth by John the Baptist (John 1:35-39). John saw something in Him that made him totally un-phased when two of his disciples left him and followed Jesus. Jesus turned around and saw them following and said: “What are you searching for?” It’s […]

  • Gazing at Someone

    Gazing at Someone

    John gazed upon Jesus as He was walking. John 1:36 “We are designed for gazing, gazing, a lifestyle of intimacy beholding our God. And the supreme excellence of His divinity exceeds the capacity of our customary speech for God is more truly contemplated than spoken of. And He is more real than our highest experience, […]

  • Romans 7 and 8: The Reality of the Christian Walk

    Romans 7 and 8: The Reality of the Christian Walk

    Some years ago I put myself under a form of holiness teaching that said, among other things, that a Spirit-filled, born again Christian had moved beyond Romans 7 to Romans 8, i.e. the experience of Paul in Romans 7 no longer applied. This is patent nonsense to anyone who is in any way alive but […]

  • Not by might or power

    Not by might or power

    For even if there are so-called gods, whether in heaven or on earth (as there are many gods and many lords), 6 yet for us there is one God, the Father, of whom are all things, and we for Him; and one Lord Jesus Christ, through whom are all things, and through whom we live. 1 Corinthians 8:5,6 […]

  • Manna!

    Manna!

    Of all the things that a Christian needs to do once they are born again, nothing is more important than that they eat and drink spiritually. Just like eating food is critical for our bodily life so eating the word of God is crucial for our spiritual life. If we don’t eat spiritually we will […]

  • Testing Faith

    Testing Faith

    According to Peter, one of the reasons we go through difficulties is to strengthen our faith (1 Peter 1:6-9).  We all go through them.  Relative to the difficulties we can read about that our brothers and sisters in Syria and Iraq endure, our difficulties can seem minor in comparison. However whether it is saying you […]

  • Out of the heart

    Out of the heart

    “The heart is deceitful above all things, And desperately wicked; Who can know it? 10 I, the Lord, search the heart, I test the mind, Even to give every man according to his ways, According to the fruit of his doings.” Jeremiah 17:9-10 The Scripture clearly shows the connection between the heart and the mouth: “Out of the heart the mouth speaks.” (Matthew […]

  • Logically

    Logically

    So Jesus died for all our sins past, present and future. Therefore there can be no law against anything any more if it is all forgiven. 23 All things are lawful for me, but not all things are helpful; all things are lawful for me, but not all things edify.  1 Corinthians 10:23 Logical. But then […]

  • You cannot serve God and Mammon

    You cannot serve God and Mammon

    The bible says, quite rightly of course, that money answers all things (Ecclesiastes 10:19). It also says that the love of it is the root of all evil (1 Timothy 6:10 KJV). Jesus was completely unconcerned about having or not having money. He was supremely confident in His Father’s care and so wasn’t bothered when […]

  • Tearing apart the Lion of Judah

    Tearing apart the Lion of Judah

    Samson tore apart a lion of Judah in the Old Testament.  I don’t think anything is ever put in the Bible by accident.  A lot of the OT foreshadows things in the NT. 5 So Samson went down to Timnah with his father and mother, and came to the vineyards of Timnah. Now to his surprise, a young […]