The Apostle Paul offers five foundational actions that bring us back to the basics of what it means to follow Christ.
Time for a pop quiz. What is a disciple?
- Someone who has completed a 10-week Bible study course
- A Christian leader
- A knowledgeable Christian
- A zealous Christian
- A Christian who listens to spiritual CDs
Answer? None of the above. Surprised? Don’t be! Never has a word been so overused yet so misunderstood. Although the topic of discipleship has been overworked, it is an under-applied concept. We all have probably heard a lot about discipleship. But if the truth were known, most of us still are not discipling others or being discipled ourselves. Most of us are still spectators when it comes to ministry. That is not only unwise and unhealthy, it is unbiblical. Let’s focus our attention on what the Lord said in His Great Commission in Matthew 28:16–20. Let’s learn what it means to live as a true disciple.
The Apostle Paul wanted us to imitate God by imitating God's Son, a point Paul elaborates further in this Ephesians 5:6-14.
Now that we’ve considered the action we must take, let’s turn to Galatians 6:1 for a close look at the proper attitude we need. To qualify for helping restore others to the truth, we must first be filled with the Spirit and not controlled by the flesh.
Belief and behaviour always go hand in hand—in that order.
Old habits are so hard to break, and often we have no desire to break them either. However, God's saving grace provides us freedom.
Chuck Swindoll examines the teaching of the Apostle Paul in Ephesians 4:17-24.
Legacies don’t just happen. They don’t fall out of heaven, materialize in the middle of our living rooms, or appear on our doorsteps accompanied by a knock and a note. Legacies are created.
We need an infusion of healthy thinking that will bring us together, so that we can work together as one for our common purpose of bringing glory to God.
In these verses the Apostle Paul teaches believers how to apply the great truths of God's sovereignty and salvation in day-to-day life.
In the first two chapters, John was kind and gracious with his readers. Then, however, John got down to brass tacks.