Entries Categorized as 'Discipleship'

Train Them Thursday – Lifestyle Matters!

Date September 20, 2018

  “In the days of Herod, king of Judea, there was a priest named Zacharias, of the division of Abijah; and he had a wife from the daughters of Aaron, and her name was Elizabeth. They were both righteous in the sight of God, walking blamelessly in all the commandments and requirements of the Lord.” […]

Train Them Thursday – Clearing Up The Confusion!

Date September 13, 2018

  “No one has seen God at any time; the only begotten God who is in the bosom of the Father, He has explained Him.” (John 1:18, NASB95)   He has explained Him. Confusion is never fun! You’re at one restaurant; your friends went to the other one with the same name. You wait wondering. […]

Train Them Thursday – Grace For the Race!

Date September 6, 2018

  “For of His fullness we have all received, and grace upon grace.” (John 1:16, NASB95)   Grace upon grace. We all make mistakes. We all have bad days. We all get grumpy. So why is it that we are so intolerant of others when they do these very same things? Why are we judgmental, […]

Train Them Thursday – Who’s Most Important?

Date August 30, 2018

  “John testified about Him and cried out, saying, “This was He of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me has a higher rank than I, for He existed before me.’ ”” (John 1:15, NASB95)   He … has a higher rank than I. Self-importance. It is such a malevolent character trait, don’t you think? […]

Train Them Thursday – Follow Our Model!

Date August 23, 2018

  “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us, and we saw His glory, glory as of the only begotten from the Father, full of grace and truth.” (John 1:14, NASB95)   And dwelt among us. Camping has never been one of my favorite things. Before my wife was promoted to Heaven, she used […]

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 […]

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