Sermons on Discipleship
There is a joy in walking with a person in their journey to find Christ. When their eyes are opened and they see all that Jesus is for them, there is nothing like it. Paul had dedicated his life in response to the call of God so this happens among people who have never known this. He wants more and more people to see the light of Jesus.
As God gives the Spirit to believers, there is an expectation of growth. One place Paul looks for evidence of that growth is our relationships with each other.
When we rely on Jesus, we have weapons to fight a troubled heart.
It is amazing how we can recognize and discern voices. The big question is do we know our shepherd’s voice & follow him?
The way Jesus talked about himself was to compare himself to bread- the very food we need to live. We need to be reminded that it is Jesus- not just his gifts- that we seek.
Betrayal is always a painful experience. Yet our very salvation we enjoy comes to us through the pain of betrayal.
Part of the rhythm of life is highs and lows. The disciples also experienced them in their life with Jesus. Be encouraged that God is working in both the highs and lows to shape you.
Our frantic and hurried life sometimes causes us to miss what God has in front of us. Jesus will teach us that hurry is the enemy of grace.
The rhythm of praying scripture is a powerful discipline to pray outside of my agenda and invite God’s agenda to be done. Scripture combined with our faith unlocks divine power to demolish strongholds.
Tim & Diane Castro readily admit, “We never would have imagined being in church leadership.” But God calls unlikely people for His mission. Listen for God’s subtle promptings to obedience as they tell their story.
It is not always easy to tell when our emotions have gone out of bounds and are wrecking our faith. Elijah was a man of God, but it didn’t make him immune from struggling with this. God gently brings him back to a place of obedience.
Jesus invitation to Matthew to “follow him” is stunning on multiple levels. But the invitation to Matthew opens up the way for broken people like us to do the same.