Tag Archives: discipleship

Jesus Shows Us The Way

I believe that Jesus shows us how to live fully human. Many people will emphasize Jesus’ divine side to the detriment of his human side. We lose something crucial if we only see Jesus as merely God or human. Christianity claims Jesus as fully God and fully human. We need both sides. Jesus is fully …

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Sin and Grace

Lent is usually a time to contemplate temptation and repentance or conversion and transformation. Lent can and should be transforming time to seek Christ more deeply and live faith more authentically. Sin is something I have shied away from. I am starting to see how important it is take sin seriously for our faith and …

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We Belong to God

I am going to spend the next several weeks fleshing out the Brief Statement of Faith of the PCUSA. It appears last in the PCUSA’s Book of Confessions, as it is the most recent. I hope my meditations will help you, dear reader grow in faith in God and deepen your walk with Christ. Even …

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Worship and Discipleship

Two aspects of our relationship with God don’t seem to go together and may even at odds is worship and discipleship. Where do they fit together? They are very important aspects of the Christian life. Let’s address worship first. This is how John Piper defines worship. “Worship is a way of gladly reflecting back to …

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The Time Is Now

In my reading during this past week, I came across a phrase. The context or book isn’t important, because it got me thinking beyond the authors point. The phrase is the time is now. I have been mulling over what is time is for? The time is now for bible study. Everyone should just pick …

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Seek God

Lent is a time when we prepare our hearts and lives for the moment of Easter. A time when we recommit to Jesus and ponder our faith journey to see where we are and where we want to go. We remember what God did in Jesus and what Jesus did in us. As part of …

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Facing Temptations

As we move through the season of Lent, it is good to take a hard look at our lives and all the ways we fail to live out our faith. Not to punish ourselves, but to deepen our commitment to the way of Jesus, if we don’t look at our struggles honestly than we cannot …

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A Christian is…

A Christian is not someone who sits in a pew on Sunday claiming to worship Jesus then spending the rest of the week however they want to; a Christian does not point fingers at others, excluding and hating gays, women, those of other or no faith, abortion doctors, liberals, and others who don’t share our …

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My Lent Practice

Usually during Lent we give something up that is not healthy or in accord with a God-honoring, Christ-centered life. The things we give up are usually getting in our way with our relationship to God. They are usually blocking us from experiencing the radical grace and the awesome love of God. God desires a relationship …

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Living Alongside The World

In the Epistle to the Romans, Paul has led us to see the good news of the gospel, how we have all fallen short of the glory of God, how we each owe a debt that Jesus paid on the cross because of that we can never be separated from the love of God. Romans …

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