Discipleship

Misconceptions

Flat Earth

Misconceptions, we all have them about something. Sometimes new Christians get discouraged when a mental picture they had of something or someone is shattered. Replacing misconceptions with facts is something we’ll do our entire life as we learn more and more from the Bible.

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Posted by Eddie Lawrence in Basics

When Disciples Sin

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It is an unfortunate truth that as long as we live, we will continue to do things which are not pleasing to God. One of the biggest differences between a disciple of Jesus and those who are not is that disciples do not want to sin! Furthermore, when a Christian sins, he or she will feel remorse and sorrow at their spiritual failing and endeavor not to repeat it. What should a Christian do when he or she gives in to temptation?

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Posted by Eddie Lawrence in Basics

Fellow Disciples

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The Bible teaches that Christians are to keep company with one another. It says, “let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another…” (Hebrews 10:24-25). It is clear from this Bible passage that God considers it to be of utmost importance for our spiritual well-being to spend time with other Christians. There are numerous examples in the Bible of God’s people spending much time with one another. Being a Christian isn’t something God meant for us to do alone; it is a team effort! Perhaps the following story can illustrate why.

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Posted by Eddie Lawrence in Basics

I Became a Christian, Now What?

Narrow Path

So, you’ve heard the good news about Jesus being able to take away your sins and you’ve acted upon it. Congratulations! You have begun the most important journey of your life. You are walking a path that the majority of people choose not to take. Jesus said, “Enter through the narrow gate. For wide is the gate and broad is the road that leads to destruction, and many enter through it. But small is the gate and narrow the road that leads to life, and only a few find it” (Matthew 7:13-14). Heaven is rejoicing at your decision, “there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent” (Luke 15:7).

Expect Opposition

On the other hand, someone else is not happy at all. The Devil hates us and will do all that he can to distract and lead us away from the narrow path that leads to Heaven. While the Devil is a powerful foe, we need not feel fear or intimidation. We should find courage from the Bible verse which says, “If God is for us, who can be against us?” (Romans 6:31). If we walk the narrow path, God is on our side. With Him as an ally, we cannot lose.

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Posted by Eddie Lawrence in Basics