DISCIPLESHIP IS DISCIPLINE

When one of your employees is consistently late or talks trash about others, what do you do? Do you let it slide because she is a top performer? Do you make excuses for her because she might not know better? Do you fire her so as to send a message to the rest of your...

DISCIPLES LAY DOWN THEIR LIVES FOR OTHERS

Part 5 of a series of blogs on discipleship. So far we’ve learned that disciples are reproducers, disciples are one with Jesus, and every action reflects on our King’s Kingdom. In one of the last conversations Jesus had with His disciples, He said, “Unless a kernel of...

DISCIPLES ARE ONE WITH JESUS

Part 3 of a series of blogs on discipleship. So far we’ve learned that disciples are reproducers. In John 15, Jesus speaks of abiding in Him. “If you abide in Me and I in you … you will bear much fruit … if you abide in Me … ask and it will be given.” Later He adds,...

JESUS’ LAST WORDS

Part 2 of a series of blogs on discipleship Much has been made of the importance of a person’s last words. And we all know Jesus’ last words in Matthew 28; the Great Commission. Jesus said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Go...

ON BEING A DISCIPLE

Part 1 of a series of blogs on discipleship. Thanks to Jim Petersen for many of these ideas in this series of blogs, and to Mike Kotecki who originally discipled me. In Matthew 9, we read that Jesus was traveling and teaching around Galilee. One day He stopped and...