“We Are Revolutionaries!”

While studying this week I came across the following in a sermon by Stephen Cole.  As I read it I marveled at their understanding of Jesus’ call to take up the cross, at their understanding of the absolute need to deny ourselves, and at the absolute resolve to make much of Jesus.  As you read […]

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Disciples Hunger for Jesus

I was in a small group the other day when someone asked if one could be a Christian and not hunger for God. That’s a good question isn’t it? I have another one, an you be a Christian and not be a disciple of Jesus? In the Western World many would immediately answer yes, but […]

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“They believe in heaven and yet seem faintly to long for it!”

On Tuesday morning our reading group came to JC Ryle’s chapter on Lot in his classic book, Holiness.  The chapter was excellent, but I really loved the section where he compared men and women who claim the title of Christian, but like Lot they are more prone to linger than obey.  In his chapter Ryle said, […]

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Jan 13, A Statement from One Consumed with Desire!

Yesterday I shared that I benefit from reading those who are consumed with a desire for God.  I mentioned one book that I have often quoted on this blog.  It is a small book in terms of size, but it packs a potent punch to the Western Culture’s view of Salvation.  The Life of God […]

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Jan 12, Steps to Desiring to Desire God!

Do you desire God?  Do you desire to be consumed with desire for Him?  Do you ever find yourself like the man whose son was being tormented by an evil spirit praying to Jesus, “Lord, I believe…help my unbelief?”  I find myself regularly praying, “Lord, I love you…help me to love you more.”  For many […]

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Jan 11, The ‘Desiring to Desire’ Disciples!

So we have been looking at discipleship for the last couple of weeks and this week I have talked about two different groups of people who claim to be followers of Jesus—on Monday we looked at the ‘No Desire to Desire’ Disciples and discovered that they are not disciples of Jesus at all.  Yesterday we […]

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Jan 10, The ‘Consumed with Desire’ Disciples!

Yesterday we looked at those who claim to follow Jesus, but have no desire to be like Jesus.  Today I want to look at another group—I’ll call them the Consumed With Desire Group.  That may not be the best way to say it, but this group is made up of those who so desire God […]

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Jan 9, The ‘No Desire’ Disciples!

Several weeks ago I was discussing a book in a reading group that led to a Bible Study and then a sermon that I shared last night.  As I was going over it I also thought I might share it with you on this week’s blog because it does build upon what we studied last […]

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Jan 7, How do we become Disciples?

So how do we move toward being conformed into the image of Christ?  How does that supernatural work of God become an actuality in the lives of those who seem far away from glorification?  Last year I read Dan Phillips’ book The World Tilting Gospel and I would highly recommend it to you.  In the […]

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Jan 5, RADICAL…the New Cool!

There is a new cool in the world today that in reality is nothing more than the old cool packaged in different colors…it’s the call to be RADICAL!  People seemed drawn to anything radical today just as they have always been drawn to anything that stands apart from the norm.  It doesn’t matter if the […]

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