The Foundations of Discipleship—Part 1

Matt 28:18-20 We are all called to be disciples—mathetes, 260+X in NT –  ‘one who learns instruction from another’. An apprentice to a tradesman — they were imitators of their teachers.  But what does this mean? – What are the qualities...

Being a Disciple means Running to Win!

The Message translates 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 like this: You’ve all been to the stadium and seen the athletes race. Everyone runs; one wins. Run to win. All good athletes train hard. They do it for a gold medal that tarnishes and fades. You’re after one that’s gold...

Youth Unemployment in India

The high levels of youth unemployment in India are a cause of concern to my heart and mind. Why I can’t say with certainty, but I do know such issues require prayerfulness. The church needs to help in this crisis, what is God saying to us, what should we do? Let...
Jesus was never dull

Jesus was never dull

I read this Dorothy L Sayers quote in The Christian Educators Handbook on Teaching, The people who hanged Christ never, to do them justice, accused him of being a bore—on the contrary; they thought him too dynamic to be safe. It has been left for later generations to...

The God who cries

One of the most joyful parts of the Christian life is seeing new elements in the character of God. These, like facets of a precious stone, are seen in fresh ways many more times as you rethink and explore more deeply who God is.  Today I find myself rethinking an...
A rope of sand

A rope of sand

George Whitefield I passionately believe that a process of discipleship is the best way to equip followers of Jesus Christ to grow and mature in their service of Him. There are many options as to how this is best achieved. George Whitefield was an amazingly effective...
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