A Guarded Heart

Philippians 4:6-7 – Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus. A disciple prays about everything.  To be anxious for nothing is a command,…

Channel of Blessing

1 Peter 4:11 – As each one has received a gift, minister it to one another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God. Every one of us has received gifts from God.  Peter reminds his readers that each one is to minister their gift as good stewards. A steward is one who manages or…

More of You

Matthew 23:11- But he who is greatest among you shall be your servant. Jesus reminds His disciples that His kingdom is different. A person’s greatness is often associated with the number of people who serve them. Jesus however says, as His disciples, our greatness is determined by how we serve and honor others. In Christ’s…

A Primary Marker

John 13:34-35 – “A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this all will know that you are My disciples, if you have love for one another.” Jesus presents an important command in a fresh, new way. Jesus came…

Above All Else

Luke 14:25-26 – Now great multitudes went with Him. And He turned and said to them, 26 “If anyone comes to Me and does not hate his father and mother, wife and children, brothers and sisters, yes, and his own life also, he cannot be My disciple. Who could not be a disciple of Jesus? The Lord had just…

No Other Way

John 8:31 – Then Jesus said to those Jews who believed Him, “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. A disciple is a learner or one who follows. A Christian disciple is one who accepts and follows Christ and His teaching. The Lord here is speaking to those who believed in…

All About You, Jesus

Luke 9:23 (NIV) – Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. Peter had just made his famous declaration of the fact that Jesus is truly the Messiah. Immediately after, the Lord predicts His imminent rejection, suffering, death and resurrection….

A Disciple’s Agenda

Luke 9:23 (NIV) – Then he said to them all: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross daily and follow me. Peter has just made his famous declaration of the fact that Jesus is truly the Messiah. Immediately after, the Lord predicts His imminent rejection, suffering, death and resurrection….