Entries Categorized as 'Discipleship'

Train Them Thursday – Look For Receptivity!

Date August 16, 2018

“He came to His own, and those who were His own did not receive Him. But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, even to those who believe in His name.” (John 1:11–12, NASB95)   As many as received Him. I have a small granddaughter who’s […]

Train Them Thursday – Come As A Witness!

Date August 9, 2018

“There came a man sent from God, whose name was John. He came as a witness, to testify about the Light, so that all might believe through him. He was not the Light, but he came to testify about the Light.” (John 1:6–8, NASB95)   He came as a witness. Have you ever had to […]

Train Them Thursday – Make Disciples!

Date August 2, 2018

“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”(Matthew 28:19–20, NASB95)   Go therefore and make disciples. […]

No Bible, No Breakfast

Date April 2, 2018

Years ago I established a personal disciple that yielded immense benefits to my life. It was a simple discipline, but it was not always easy. I chose not to eat breakfast before I had taken time to read my Bible. Life has a way of interfering with our disciplines. When Melodee got sick last year, […]

Transformed #305: Authentic Love!

Date March 1, 2018

Recently, Dr. Smith has the opportunity to speak to the youth, teens, and adults of three different churches on the topic of, “Tue Love Waits.” The event encouraged these singles to remain sexually pure until marriage. In his gregarious style, Pastor Matt sought to bring to light the enormity of the issue with the levity […]

Salvation Is About Relationship

Date November 12, 2017

Photo Credit: http://servingjoy.com   Remember, salvation is not about a transaction as much as it’s about relationship. For example, if we think we are happily married because we went through the ceremony, and that things should always be wondeful because we are “married,” even if we know the date of that event, then we miss the […]

What Was That You Posted?

Date October 17, 2017

It is so easy to post the first thing that comes to our minds … and, if we were honest, that IS who we are. Jesus was clear that our words are the reflections of our hearts (Matthew 12:34). What most Christ followers don’t realize is that every single word spoken or posted will be […]

Hope For Today – So That It Will Go Well For You!

Date August 27, 2017

Stubbornness. You might not be, but you can see the face of someone in your family that is, right? And what happens when we are stubborn? That’s right … we often hit one of life’s immovable barriers … causing us a boatload of pain and problems. This is Dr. Matthew Lee Smith and, if you’re […]

3 Results When We Live By Faith!

Date August 22, 2017

Faith Receives After Faith Obeys “They went into the ark with Noah, two and two of all flesh in which there was the breath of life. And those that entered, male and female of all flesh, went in as God had commanded him. And the Lord shut him in.” (Genesis 7:15–16, ESV) So many of […]

2 Different Directions That Reveal Our Faith, Or the Lack Of It!

Date August 17, 2017

Faith Doesn’t Use Age As An Excuse “After Noah was 500 years old, Noah fathered Shem, Ham, and Japheth.” (Genesis 5:32, ESV) “In the six hundredth year of Noah’s life, in the second month, on the seventeenth day of the month, on that day all the fountains of the great deep burst forth, and the […]

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