Blog Posts - Discipleship



Homily for the 3rd Sunday of Advent, December 11, 2016, Year A (Gaudete Sunday)

Fr. Charles IrvinSenior PriestDiocese of Lansing(Click here for today’s readings)“Are you the one who is to come, or do we look for another?”As you live out life as a Christian, trying to make the life of Jesus a reality in your own life, many...
by BIG C CATHOLICS on Dec 4, 2016

Want To Change?

“Spiritual change requires discipline. I can remember as a college student sitting for hours on end in tiny, windowless practice rooms, playing the same piece of music again and again. I knew that I never would reach my goal–to make beautiful mus...
by One Passion One Devotion on Jul 31, 2016

Discipline

7 But have nothing to do with worldly fables fit only for old women. On the other hand, discipline yourself for the purpose of godliness; 8 for bodily discipline is only of little profit, but godliness is profitable for all things, since it holds p...
by Living in the Reign on Jul 28, 2016

Pleasing

Photo credit: michaelyan- via Visualhunt.com / CC BY-NC-ND Try to find out what is pleasing to the Lord. Ephesians 5:10 NRSV Not Many It’s sad to say, but there are not many of us who really live to please the Lord. Sadder yet is the fact that...
by Living in the Reign on Jun 30, 2016

Christian cost and gain

a gathering of evangelical Christians praying Jesus talks about cost before He sends out His disciples. The cost of stability and relationship. The cost of tradition.The cost of comfort. The cost of love. But He talks about gains too. What are they...
by Narrow Gate to Heaven? on May 22, 2016

Book Review: J. D. Payne, Apostolic Church Planting

Payne, J. D. Apostolic Church Planting: Birthing New Churches from New Believers. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2015.  Link to IVP Apostolic Church Planting is a follow-up to Payne’s Discovering Church Planting (InterVarsity, 2009). At one-qu...
by Reading Acts on Apr 29, 2016

Book Review: J. D. Payne, Apostolic Church Planting

Payne, J. D. Apostolic Church Planting: Birthing New Churches from New Believers. Downers Grove, Ill.: InterVarsity, 2015.  Link to IVP Apostolic Church Planting is a follow-up to Payne’s Discovering Church Planting (InterVarsity, 2009). At one-qu...
by Reading Acts on Apr 29, 2016

In Partnership to Reach the Lost

Working on the computer may not seem like a big deal, that is unless it's helping to bring 1 million to Christ.
by discipleMexico on Apr 9, 2016

The Most Neglected Gift

15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him.
by Living in the Reign on Apr 7, 2016

The Most Neglected Gift

15 “If you love me, you will keep my commandments. 16 And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Helper, to be with you forever, 17 even the Spirit of truth, whom the world cannot receive, because it neither sees him nor knows him.
by Living in the Reign on Apr 7, 2016

He Turned the Tables…For All Time

              It’s Friday of Jesus’ final week.  It’s called Good Friday.  Good in the sense that God sent His only Son to pay the price for our sin debt.  God planned and orchestrated the ̷...
by To Live Is Christ on Mar 25, 2016

He Turned the Tables…For All Time

              It’s Friday of Jesus’ final week.  It’s called Good Friday.  Good in the sense that God sent His only Son to pay the price for our sin debt.  God planned and orchestrated the ̷...
by To Live Is Christ on Mar 25, 2016

Recap from Empowering Coaching Workshop Today.

Thank you to everyone who attended our small Church On The Other Side workshop on Empowering Coaching, at the Lancaster Mennonite Conference Celebration of Church Life. Thanks for gathering with us... More online at www.jeffmclain.com...
by Jeff McLain on Mar 19, 2016

Living to Please Others (Romans 15:1-13)

These verses were confusing at first glance. It feels like we’re getting mixed messages from Paul. In Galatians, he says that you cannot please people and serve God and here in Romans he’s telling us that we should please others. What’s going o...
by Searching the Scriptures on Mar 18, 2016

Discipleship

27 After this he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth. And he said to him, “Follow me.” 28 And leaving everything, he rose and followed him. Luke 5:27 – 28 esv In the Early Days   Being a disciple of Jesu...
by Living in the Reign on Mar 17, 2016

Discipleship

27 After this he went out and saw a tax collector named Levi, sitting at the tax booth. And he said to him, “Follow me.” 28 And leaving everything, he rose and followed him. Luke 5:27 – 28 esv In the Early Days   Being a disciple of Jesu...
by Living in the Reign on Mar 17, 2016

Full Surrender

23 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. Luke 9:23 – 24 ESV...
by Living in the Reign on Feb 18, 2016

Full Surrender

23 And he said to all, “If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me. 24 For whoever would save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for my sake will save it. Luke 9:23 – 24 ESV...
by Living in the Reign on Feb 18, 2016

Inspiring pastors and Christian workers to see the need

How do you inspire someone to see the need? It requires exposure; it demands engagement.
by discipleMexico on Feb 6, 2016

Ofsted Sunday School Raids: Disappointing News

Schools inspectors will not be allowed to raid Sunday schools, Scouts' meetings or Christian summer camps, David Cameron has promised MPs. (source) Awww, what a shame. Imagine the frisson it would add to the average Sunday school if it had the cha...
by Opinionated Vicar on Jan 20, 2016


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