Articles Tagged 'Discipleship'

Heaven's Window

Heaven's Window

Doesn't discipleship involve more than just saying the right words?

Phil Ware shares his second post in his four article series on Peter's confession, focusing this time on our tendency to reduce faith to words and not actions and discipleship.

Let's Experience What the Lord Has Told Us About!

Let's Experience What the Lord Has Told Us About!

Does it ever feel like that we've reduced Christianity down to something less than Jesus wants us to experience?

Phil Ware challenges our settled notions about church in the box and wants us to realize that Jesus has so much more in store for us if we will make the moves necessary to experience Jesus and his story for ourselves.

Following Jesus Is Not About You

Following Jesus Is Not About You

Making a decision to follow Jesus is really not about you at all.

The decision to follow Jesus is not about you. If anything, it is about rejecting yourself.

The Old Spy's Request

The Old Spy's Request

To wholly follow the holy God

While the lessons are numerous when studying the life of Caleb, the single ever present aspect is his commitment to following God whether on a secret mission, unsuccessfully arguing to take the land, waiting 40 years or finally defeating the enemy.

Bored to Life

Bored to Life

Is rest really necessary for holy and whole living?

Phil Ware talks about the importance of rest and the Sabbath principle.

What is Core: Christyle

What is Core: Christyle

So do we make people think of Jesus?

Phil Ware continues his series on What is Core by calling us to true discipleship, people being conformed to be like Jesus and living out the cross, burial, and resurrection in their lives.

First Called

First Called

Have you been called and did you answer?

Andrew becomes one of the four disciples most closely associated with Jesus, he was a speaker on the Day of Pentecost and then he traveled, mostly by foot. Eventually, to be tortured and crucified in the city of Patras on the Peloponnese peninsula of what

Kid Games and Jesus

Kid Games and Jesus

What can watching kid games tell us about Jesus?

Some may think that the kid games Somon Says and Red Light, Green Light show how to live the Christian life. I think Follow the Leader is better.

It Didn't Change Me!

It Didn't Change Me!

Does pedigree or privilege change us?

Rubel Shelly reminds us that our pedigree and genealogy doesn't make us Christian, but our discipleship does.

It Is as Easy as One, Two, Three

It Is as Easy as One, Two, Three

We found out that something free does not mean it is easy.

The gift of Jesus is free to us. That does not mean it is easy.

After Easter

After Easter

When Easter is over, it's time to go fishing

Special religious days can be nice for recharging our batteries, but the Christian life is lived out 24/7, both in holy places and on dirty streets. God comes to meet us anywhere and everywhere. He doesn't just wait for us inside a church building on East

Let's DO It!

Let's DO It!

What's got you stuck in neutral?

Phil Ware looks at the last chapter of the Sermon on the Mount, Matthew 7, and emphasizes Jesus' call to us to obey, put into practice, bear fruit, and do what he says.

No Pain, No Gain

No Pain, No Gain

If it was easy to follow Jesus, everyone would do it.

Following Jesus is difficult ... but worth it. Sacrifice leads to joy, peace, hope, and purpose.

Christ at the Center

Christ at the Center

So what is our faith really about?

Phil Ware talks about what is most important about the Bible and the focus of Scripture and the answer is simple: Jesus must be the center of everything.

Dead Tires and Road Trash

Dead Tires and Road Trash

What will you find at the side of the road this time of year?

Road trash and tire debris challenges Phil to remember exactly who it was that Jesus reached and ask why we don't reach them today?

No Longer New?

No Longer New?

How long can you keep the newness alive?

The newness wears off and we get bored and we lose interest and we give up.

Secrets of 'The Jesus Code'

Secrets of 'The Jesus Code'

Do you know the secrets they religious are trying to supress?

Jesus didn't intend to set up the religious mess we see, but instead build a life of relationships and concerned people.

He Is Lord

He Is Lord

Do you want the Lord without the Lordship?

We all too often want to have the promises of God without commitment to his Kingdom work.

Listen to Your Teacher

Listen to Your Teacher

Have you been listening lately?

We need to listen to our Teacher: Jesus is the one we must look to for our answers in how to help and bless others.

Are You Growing?

Are You Growing?

Have you settled on simply staying put?

We need to evaluate how we are growing and have a plan to continue to grow.

Dark Night of the Soul

Dark Night of the Soul

Do you want to find God in the dark night of the soul?

Sometimes the dark night of the soul is exactly what we need to experience to let go of what we need to jettison and grab ahold again of God.

Holiday Jesus?

Holiday Jesus?

Are you going to take Jesus out to the curb with the rest of the Christmas trash?

We can't let Jesus be relegated to just Christmas; he needs to be part of our world every day.

Sandra Reaches for the Wrong Thing

Sandra Reaches for the Wrong Thing

What are you reaching for?

We show we are Jesus' disciples by what we do, but so often what we reach for is the wrong thing.

"Live and Learn"

How did you get so smart?

Faith is about experience learning, not just sitting in a pew and having church book learning.

If Only I Could Be Spiritual

If Only I Could Be Spiritual

Are you are spiritual person?

Spirituality is about who you are on a daily basis.