Teaching them …

When I first looked at this, I have to admit I was shocked, then appalled. This scripture is a foundation scripture for Christianity. And the fact it has been so mis-taught and watered down is, well, it is a grave injustice. What we are about to see is in direct contradiction to what some are…

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?…

Character … Makarios 3 (Doctrine of a Disciple)

Makarios – know what that is? We typically read this in our Bible translated as Blessed  or Happy. We’ve come to one of those passage quoted by many types of people. Even non-Christians know some of these. We are walking through this passage and breaking them down a few at a time. We have three…

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,…

Preach … The Kingdom (Doctrine of a Disciple)

We saw Jesus baptized, then tested, and now we see him begin to preach. From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” (NIV Matthew 4) 14 Now after John was arrested, Jesus came into Galilee, proclaiming the gospel of God, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is…