The MATH of a Disciple

So, what is our job as Christains?

Make disciples (Matt 28:19-20). How do I do my job? Apply the two great commandments (Matt 22:37-40).

Math is applied. In Ephesians 3:18 we see God is dementional ( height, depth, and width).

We are not to just tell others to Jesus Christs love. We are to help them get to know Him.

Another math is applied God = Father+Son+ Holy Spirit.

One more:

I - myself = Nothing.

Jeremiah 10:23, "I know, O Lord , that a man's way is not in himself, Nor is it in a man who walks to direct his steps."

Be an EXPLORER of God

Curiosity is a natural instict of man. To desire knowledge must include the desire to apply that knowledge to life.  Integrity is the discipline to practice without self interpretation. A life undisciplined interferes with the attempt to display truth.

The desire to understand should never be quenched.  Curiosity is not what "killed the cat". It  was the subject matter of which the  cat was curious that lead to it's demise.

The will to identify the unknown has with it an element of fear, the natural human emotion built into us that acts as a "security" agent protecting you and me from an arguably vulnerable position, our sense of control.

Ephesians 3:18-19 describes that God is dementional. He desires us to know the height, width, and depth of His love.

Be bold! Explore the deepth, width, and height of God. Swim into the depth of His word. Climb the height of His ordinances, view the width of His glory.

The knowledge and understanding you obtain through practic…

The Key to Contentment - Part 2

The Key to Contentment - Part 2: Would you say that most of your days are filled with contentment or anxiety? In this message, Dr. Stanley teaches that anxiety is not something God gives but something we bring upon ourselves. Learn how you can overcome obstacles to peace.

Identity Crisis

Ever wonder why so many churches are still "branding" themselves? Today's institutional church seems so much like big business....because it is.

Too much disunity in the form of denominations and nondenominational brands "competiting" for your "business"... attendence and tithe. Obviously, the bigger you are, the richer you are must mean your doing something right....Right? Just because a brand is popular does not mean it's quality will endure.

Truth be told, the church in the western culture is not growing. Why? At evidence of God's presence (fruit) within most of those attending and those leading.

What happens when consumers no longer find what they are seeking from a local retailer?   They leave!

Well, back in the day, most individuals had to rely on the discipline of God (i.e. LABOR ) to have provisions to live. No retailer or government  as we know today to go and "conveniently" buy or receive from.

Same goes for the …

Oneness with Christ

It has been my experience, that there are times when Father allows my prayer to become active. I mean, dig into the content of what it is I am praying about. So, in obedience, woke this morning at 5 am to "dig in" to the Bible to learn at least one example of what it means to be "one" with God...Father, Son, Holy Spirit.

Did you know that James was the half brother (Matt 13:55, Mark 6:3) of Jesus Christ? It is interesting that James, having been given the prime opportunity to "know" or be "one" with Christ, would be so, but not so. Not until later (Christ's death and resurrection) in his life would he surrender to the understanding of his half brother as LORD and Savior. I guess this shows that association does not necessarily equate relationship.

"It is suggested by Christian scholars that James' audience were those "twelve tribes scattered among the nations" (James 1:1) Jewish-Christians who scattered out into the far-flu…

Live A Sanctified Life

Paul spoke this in love, not ridicule. A warm reminder to us of what sanctification is. A warning so we will not be lulled asleep by our flesh, apple if you will.
The enemy knows what will make us guilty of Father's rath, hoping we would be so overcome with guilt and shame so to close our eyes to the cross, forgetting our redemer,  Jesus Christ of Nazareth . The one who sanctified the flesh through His death and resurrection.
"For this is the will of God, your sanctification; that is, that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each of you know how to possess his own vessel in sanctification and honor, not in lustful passion, like the Gentiles who do not know God; and that no man transgress and defraud his brother in the matter because the Lord is the avenger in all these things, just as we also told you before and solemnly warned you.  For God has not called us for the purpose of impurity, but in sanctification."
1 Thessalonians 4:3‭-‬7 NASB