Disciple vs Disciple

All my life, when I heard the word ‘disciple’ a vague picture of a man, representing Yahushua/Jesus standing in front of a group of mostly men, some women, teaching, is what came to mind. Not too different from what a church service looks like, but a little less formal. It seems many have a similar…

Who To Pray For?

There are a whole lot of people telling a whole lot of other people Who to pray for right now. Pray for the President, the former President, the Government leaders, the enemies, etc. But what if we take the time to search the Scriptures for who to pray for? Let’s start with the New Testament…

NT Sins by Instruction or Consequence

Sins from the heart that defile Adultery (G3430) = extramarital sex that willfully and maliciously interferes with marriage relations (Matthew 15:18-20); Mark 7:21-23) (Web definition of sex: activities associated with sexual intercourse; either of the two categories (male or female) into which most organisms are divided; arouse: stimulate sexually; all of the feelings resulting from…

Do unto others … (Doctrine of a Disciple)

The next verse really isn’t a stand alone verse, that is evident by the first word ‘So.” We really can’t determine how far back the so goes, most commentators say it is a summation of everything before it starting in Matthew 5:1. Whatever it is, it can stand by itself if put into practice. 12 So…

Trust … Stress and Worry (Doctrine of a Disciple)

One of the leading causes of death is … Stress. Many diseases, accidents, suicides, and even murder tend to have a trace of stress somewhere in the paths leading up to them. Here is the current definition of ‘stress’: a state of mental or emotional strain or tension resulting from adverse or very demanding circumstances.…

Character … Salt (Doctrine of a Disciple)

Matthew 5 is rich with instruction from Jesus. In this next section, He talks about Christians as the salt and light of the world. If you’ve been a Christian for any length of time, you’ve heard this saying a time or two, I’m sure. But what did He say exactly, and what does it mean?…

A Doctrine of a Disciple

This will be updated as I progress through scripture looking at what Jesus said and did. Basically, it’s compiling a listing of Christian Disciple Doctrines – Christian – meaning Christ Follower. I changed this after listening to a message by Andy Stanley, “Christian: Overview”. “Disciple” is an intimidating word because it’s concrete. It means a learner, pupil,…