Category Archives: Discipleship

The Master’s Plan – Supervision (Mark 6:30; Luke 9:10)

The Master’s Plan – Supervision (Mark 6:30; Luke 9:10) Introduction Are we seeing the big picture of the Master’s plan? By itself the example of Jesus praying and selecting the twelve is powerful instruction on prayer and selecting people to work with (Mark 3:13-19; Luke 6:12-16). But selection is not, when taken by itself, a

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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 Past has Passed Away

Not In Honduras Part 2 of 4 The past has a way of catching up to us. Sometimes it is an snide remark from someone who knew us before our new life in Christ. “Roderick, I remember when you used to be quite the _____________!” (You can fill in the blank.) At other times it

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