Author Archives: Roderick Barnes

The Master’s Plan – Consecration (Matthew 11:29)

The Master’s Plan – Consecration (Matthew 11:29) Jesus did not shoot from the hip. His goal of reaching the world with enduring help and eternal hope was not based on random acts of kindness or sentimental moods. He had a plan for defeating the devil, dealing with human depravity, and developing His church. At first

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The Master’s Plan – Association (Mark 3:14; Matthew 28:20)

The Master’s Plan – Association (Mark 3:14) Before meeting Him they were fishermen — men professionally engaged in catching fish. (Why? Perhaps for the halibut.) Jesus’ goal was to make them fishers of men (Mark 1:17; Matthew 4:19; Luke 5:10) — men equipped, empowered, enabled, and trained to catch something immeasurable more important to the

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The Master’s Plan – Selection (Luke 6:12-16)

The Way of the Master – Selection (Luke 6:12-16) 12 Now it came to pass in those days that He went out to the mountain to pray, and continued all night in prayer to God. 13 And when it was day, He called His disciples to Himself; and from them He chose twelve whom He

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