Topic: Discipleship

Articles tagged with Discipleship

16: Lamp of the Body


The eye is the lamp of the body. …if your eye is clear, your whole body will be full of light. Matthew 6:22 NASB The eye as the lamp depends on Light from an other-outside source. The eye does not … Continue reading

14: Children of Light


The disciples were given a glimpse of their new life by Christ’s description of Himself as ‘the light.’ It was a call to treasure this Light, believe and depend on the Light, so that when they were born again, they … Continue reading

10: You Are the Light


To the disciples who followed, but not to the crowds, Jesus declared, “You are the light of the world…” You are. Not will be. Already are. By Christ-indwelling, you became His light. Infused in your spirit is the blazing white … Continue reading

9: His Marvelous Light


But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for God’s own possession, so that you may proclaim the excellencies of Him who has called you out of darkness into His marvelous light. 1 Peter … Continue reading

2: Father, Teach Me


The Bible is multifaceted. Treasures are hidden in every sentence. Every story, every verse is a mountain of brilliance with many vistas and hidden underground tunnels. Collections of Truth so infinite that they go on…and on, forever. For all eternity … Continue reading

3: Positioned for Battle


Hebrews 13:17 NASB Obey your leaders and submit to them, for they keep watch over your souls as those who will give an account. Let them do this with joy and not with grief, for this would be unprofitable for you. (Reading 2 Chronicles 18:2–20:30) … Continue reading

2: Detached and Focused


You are either IN the military or…you are OUT. No middle ground exists. Even in the military reserve, you are still under orders, subject to authority and combat ready at any moment. In the military, your life is owned and…you … Continue reading

Part 2: The Face of Love


You stay. Through the wranglings of this world, you wring out your own holiness. The weakness of my foolish humanity, you endure without labels and mockings.  You run toward and even dance with the discipline of the Lord’s whip. You never, never turn your back on … Continue reading

4: Jesus’ Words


Matthew 10:38 AMP He who does not take up his cross and follow Me (cleave steadfastly to Me, conforming wholly to My example in living and if need be, in dying also) is not worthy of Me. Whoever finds his … Continue reading

3: Precious Executioner


The flesh is my predicament. The cross is my solution and resolution. His bloody cross…but also mine. In Jesus’ cross, my sins were paid for. My death accomplished. But in MY cross, my flesh is executed. Slain for its hopeless … Continue reading

2: Flesh Conquered


Flesh is a resident monster that chains me, drives me, masters me. It is a force that stands against God and all He wants, all He is. Whatever flesh is, it is the opposite of God, and the foe of … Continue reading

14: Bride of the Cross


Ephesians 5:26, 27 NASB …so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, that He might present to Himself the church in all her glory, having no spot or wrinkle or any … Continue reading

10: Fine Linen


And it was given to her to clothe herself in fine linen, bright and clean; for the fine linen is the righteous acts of the saints. Revelation 19:8 NASB Clothe herself… The Bride must take hold of the wedding garment … Continue reading

4: The Bride is Ready


Revelation 19:7 NKJ Let us be glad and rejoice and give Him glory, for the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His wife has made herself ready. Who is the Bride? The one who has said YES to the … Continue reading

The Silence of God


The Old Testament is a 4000 year record of the helplessness of humanity, proof of total futility and ultimate ruin. Our delusion is that we are gods, knowing good and evil. Our fantasy is that “knowing” makes us able. And … Continue reading

Unity


Unity is not between believers. Unity is never possible in human relationships of earthly cords, but only in divine connections by the bonds of heaven. “I pray…that all of them may be one, Father, just as You are in Me … Continue reading

Alone


A preacher spoke at a famous man’s funeral. He said: “When you get behind the plow, when you face the devil and when you face God, you do so alone.” When you face your responsibility, your enemy, and your Creator, … Continue reading

Mystery


The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit. John 3:8 NIV Eve would not live with … Continue reading

Church on Fire


Many today would agree that the church is without fire. Numbers want fire but they mean the fire of zeal, devotion or evangelism. Feeling good and falling down. La-la land and visions of paradise. I love those too, but is … Continue reading

Part 5: The Star


You want me for your counselor. Beg me to look deep and give you what my inner eyes see. We walk and talk. You believe in Him in me . . . ask for all. But I am disturbed, unquiet … Continue reading

5: The Yoke


Matthew 11:29 NASB Take my yoke upon you and learn from Me,  for I am gentle and humble in heart;  and you shall find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and My load is light. Jesus wore … Continue reading

4: The Ox


Philippians 2:5-7 NASB Have this attitude in yourselves  which was also in Christ Jesus, who,  although He existed in the form of God,  did not regard equality with God  a thing to be grasped, but emptied Himself,  taking the form … Continue reading

3: Hearing the Lion Roar


Knowing Christ as Lion is to live in the safety of fearing God.  David watched the might of his Divine Lion conquer, through David’s hands, the untamable, uncatchable lion.  Devourer of sheep.  And David strutted and conquered by the knowledge … Continue reading

2: The Lion


Matthew 6:33 NASB But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness and all these things will be added to you. Few know Jesus as King and Lion, Monarch of all humanity and “Majesty” to the farthest reaches of the universe.  The Lion … Continue reading

4: Faith is a Person


All of life is a search for a person, one who knows the very core of all my turmoiled being – of the lost and vivid parts of me, and even in that bare maze, loves me with reckless love. … Continue reading

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