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Discipleship Culture

A Culture of Discipleship

Why Discipleship? In Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” To […]

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power of words

Sticks, Stones, and the Power of Words

“Sticks and stones may break my bones, but words can never hurt me.” Really? Let’s not kid ourselves. Words are potent. Words brought galaxies into being when “God said…and there was”(Gen 1:3). God’s words have impact (Isa 55:11), are living, active, and sharp (Heb 4:12), illuminate dark places (Ps 119:105), nourish souls (Mt 4:4), and […]

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freedom in Christ

A Jesus Like Culture Part 4

What does it mean to have a ministry atmosphere that is “full of grace” (John 1:14)? We must emphasize the many rewards of obedience. God’s commands, when followed from a Gospel-motivation, enhance life. His commands are not given to hold us down, but to free us to be the fullest and best version of ourselves. […]

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telling the truth

A Jesus-Like Culture Part 3

CULTIVATING AN ATMOSPHERE THAT IS “FULL OF TRUTH” Now, we will consider how specifically to encourage an atmosphere that is “full of truth” (John 1:14), to the end that people become convinced over time that there is nothing more wonderful, nothing more exciting, and nothing more life-giving than becoming an obedient follower of Jesus. As […]

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