INTRODUCTION In churches across the United States people show up on Sunday as the worship music is playing, sit down, listen to the sermon, and leave as the final song(s) are played by the worship team, not to been seen until the following Sunday, and often not until the next Christmas or Easter service. These … More Small Groups and Discipleship
INTRODUCTION The Christian term discipleship is often thrown around more loosely than it ought to be. With all the talk of discipleship it would seem to be easily understood what is expected, what it looks like, yet if you were to ask what a modern day disciple is, very few would be able to give … More Christ in Discipleship
INTRODUCTION It would be amiss to say there is no difference in disciples. Much like the pattern of growth in humans, where humans are classified as babies, toddlers, children, teenagers, adults and finally seniors, discipleship in Christianity is a progression from birth to adulthood. With this being said, Christians do not continually progress from one … More Growth of a Disciple
Author: Paul: Pretty much everyone knows who Paul is, but for anyone here that does know, here is a shortened version of Paul’s life story: Paul, formerly Saul was a leading Jew, he rose above his peers and persecuted the early church. On the road to Damascus to capture more Christians, he saw God in … More Introduction to 1 Corinthians (1 Corinthians 1:1-3)
Even though the name Christian hadn’t been around yet, (at the time Ephesians was written they would have been called followers of the way) Paul is given prophetic insight to see that those in heaven and on earth would be called Christians. We get our name from Christ. Paul’s prayer focuses on: Being strengthened. Christ … More Paul’s prayer for the Ephesians (Ephesians 3:14-21)
Introduction One of the most influential movements in the last 100 or so years has been the Charismatic movement. It has transcended denominational lines and has led to many significant developments in Christianity. Through rise of the charismatic movements new perspectives to theological issues may have been brought up which need to be addressed … More A Brief Discussion of the Charismatic Movement
In Walton’s Ancient Near Eastern Thought and the Old Testament, he writes, “With no revelation . . . there was no way to know what pleased and what angered . . . This is the plight of those who live in a world without revelation. In the end, for all of their conscientious ritual, they did … More Why is Revelation from God important?