Praying is something everyone seems to believe in when they’re desperate.. But is asking God for something all that matters with prayer? Jesus valued prayer. It was an important part of His life. He spent a lot of time praying, and His disciples saw that. In fact, they wanted Him to teach them how to pray. (Luke 11:1) In Matthew 6:9-13, Jesus offers His disciples six prayer principles that give our prayers purpose. Many call this model prayer “The Lord’s Prayer,” but a
Scripture is God's Words to Us
Have you ever thought about what it means to be a “real” disciple of Jesus? Jesus gives us some insight…. 31 To the Jews who had believed him, Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples. John 8:31 In this verse, Jesus makes clear that there are Two Proofs of Real Discipleship: Proof 1 - Believe that Jesus Christ is Messiah and Son of God. 31 To the Jews who had believed him…. Jesus said,… you are really my disciples. John 8:31 If I am going t
Your Most Important Contribution
When a young mom in my life group shared her realization, I was stirred and inspired; I think you will be too. We had been discussing a question I asked in a recent sermon… Who is the one person in your life with whom you could share the gospel and begin to disciple? At first her thought was, “I don’t get out much… I’m a stay-at-home mom… I just don’t get a chance to engage with many people.” Then she realized, “Wait! I don’t just have one… I have two… and they live in my
What does it cost to follow Jesus?
Prices seems to be soaring these day! Have you noticed? Building materials are going through the roof. If you want to build a deck or a dock, you might be shocked how much the lumber costs right now. The cost is likely double, or even triple, what it was a year ago. If you plan to build anything, you better count the cost! The same is true with discipleship. If you want to follow Jesus as His disciple, it is imperative to count the cost! So what does it cost to follow