'discipleship' Tagged Posts

'discipleship' Tagged Posts

Peer Pressure

Peer Pressure If we think long enough, we will be able to remember a time when we faced that awful thing: peer pressure. It’s one of those times in life when we are faced with a decision, to follow “the crowd” or  stand on our own convictions. Our students face it all the time. Some do well with it while others struggle through.  Students, however, are not the only ones who face this. Ron Cooney says, “But peer pressure isn’t…

Teenage Christian Living- Friendship

Teenage Christian Living- Friendship True friendship is a wonderful thing. In fact, when a person has a true friend, it has led some to say that it is “worth its weight in gold.” True friends do not come easily. How many of us can say that, of the friends we have,  we know they will be there with us through “thick and thin?” Proverbs 18:24 says, “A man of many companions may come to ruin, but there is a friend who…

Distinctive Discipleship [Series Overview]

On August 18, we begin an 8-week sermon series called Distinctive Discipleship. This has been a 20-month process of prayer, study, and practice to help craft a plan for how we truly make disciples in our church and beyond. I cannot overstate this hope of mine: I do not plan on this being a sermon series we engage with for 2 months and then move on to something else. I believe that if we utilize these biblical principles, we can…

How to Have an Effective Group

A Gospel Group connects disciples together who are committed to growing in the gospel and going with the gospel. Psalm 1 Acts 17:10-12 If we aren’t careful, certain practices or allowances can take place to run the dynamics of a group. Here are 6 group killers: Subjective Content If the Bible isn’t your textbook, you might find temporary encouragement but you will not find long-term sanctification. We don’t need to hear what the Bible means to you, we need to…

Storehouse Student Resources- The Vine (John 15:1-8)

Storehouse Student Resources is a post about what students learned on  Wednesday nights during our gathering in the Storehouse. The main goal is to better equip our students to be bold witnesses for Christ.  The main goal is to better equip our students to be bold witnesses for Christ. Shaun Forrester took some time to teach us one of his topics he will be leading at SummerSalt this summer.  He will be serving as a camp counselor and teaching students…

Storehouse Student Resources- Gideon

Storehouse Student Resources is a post about what students learned on  Wednesday nights during our gathering in the Storehouse. The main goal is to better equip our students to be bold witnesses for Christ.  The main goal is to better equip our students to be bold witnesses for Christ. In this series of posts, the students learned about an array of different Bible characters. This post is about Gideon. Gideon- A Man Who Was Weak But Made Strong Overview Gideon’s…

Storehouse Student Resources – Mormonism

Storehouse Student Resources is a post about what students learned on  Wednesday nights during our gathering in the Storehouse. The main goal is to better equip our students to be bold witnesses for Christ. Shawn Piedrahita conducted some research about Mormons and their teachings. He taught us some very interesting things regarding Mormon beliefs. This post will introduce some Mormon beliefs and will also give the reader resources for further study. Introduction Have you ever had those guys on bicycles…

Storehouse Student Resources- Roman Catholicism

Storehouse Student Resources is a post about what students learned on  Wednesday nights during our gathering in the Storehouse. The main goal is to better equip our students to be bold witnesses for Christ. Our leaders Steve and Jan Holland taught and answered questions regarding Roman Catholics. The information below is what we learned from the Hollands. Roman Catholicism Brief History of Catholicism In 1054 AD, the Roman Catholics split with the Orthodox Christians over questions of doctrine and absolute…

Storehouse Student Resources- Islam

Storehouse Student Resources is a post about what students learned on  Wednesday nights during our gathering in the Storehouse. The main goal is to better equip our students to be bold witnesses for Christ. The main goal is to better equip our students to be bold witnesses for Christ   Islam Islam is a fast and growing religion within the United States. It is a monotheistic religion, meaning there is a belief in one God. God example, Christianity is a monotheistic…

Things We Learned at D-Now 2019

This year’s theme for our Student D-Now (Disciple Now) was “GROW.” Travis Agnew and Bryce Staggs taught us several things about growing in our faith as Christians. Please see the headings below for the topics that were covered over our weekend. Continue to pray for the students and leaders that we will grow in our walk with Christ. What is your purpose As Christians, our main purpose is to glorify God, and pursue godliness. Our purpose defines our actions, and…

Storehouse Student Resources-Christian Science

Storehouse Student Resources is a post about what students learned on  Wednesday nights during our gathering in the Storehouse. The main goal is to better equip our students to be bold witnesses for Christ. Shawn Piedrahita taught RC students about the religion of Christian Science. It describes itself as being a religion based on love. Followers of Christian Science boast about following their emotions and feelings while seeking to connect to God. In reference to Christian Science, Matt Slick says…

Are You Progressively Becoming More Like Jesus?

Christians love talking about the day when we met Jesus or when we will see Jesus, but what about every other day when we are supposed to become like Jesus? Let me give you 3 theological terms that you need to learn: Justification– the declaration of holiness Sanctification– the process of holiness Glorification– the completion of holiness Justification is the day you receive the gospel and God declares you not-guilty.  The charges have been put upon another.  The gavel drops…