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Murder and Hate

About 1,500 years before Christ, Moses said: You shall not murder. –  Exodus 20:13 Then when Christ came, He said: “You have heard that the ancients were told, ‘YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT MURDER’ and ‘Whoever commits murder shall be liable … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Being a Disciple 7 of 7

Review I’ve spent each day of the last two weeks writing about some aspect of what it means to be a disciple – a learner, a student, a pupil – of Jesus Christ.  Let’s review all that’s been said. Here’s … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Being a Disciple 6 of 7

A Word to the Wise Is Sufficient Though you pound a fool in a mortar with a pestle along with crushed grain, Yet his foolishness will not depart from him. – Proverbs 27:22 Some people are unwilling to learn righteousness even … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Being a Disciple 5 of 7

Seeking Feedback from the Teacher Imagine trying to learn from a teacher who only lectured to you – never gave you any feedback on how you were doing.  It would be very frustrating to attempt to learn from such a teacher. … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Being a Disciple 4 of 7

Letting Your Progress Be Evident to All Paul wrote these words to Timothy: Take pains with these things; be absorbed in them, so that your progress will be evident to all. –  1 Timothy 4:15 Yesterday I referenced the fact … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Being a Disciple 3 of 7

How a Disciple Measures His Progress Jesus is the teacher and we have the opportunity to be His disciples. A disciple does not measure his progress against other disciples. A disciple measures his progress against the ultimate standard of His … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Being a Disciple 2 of 7

A Disciple Spends Time with the Teacher It should go without saying that to be a disciple requires spending time with the teacher.  However, many people seem to think that being a disciple means spending time with other disciples. You … Continue reading

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More Thoughts on Being a Disciple 1 of 7

Authoritative Teaching At the end of the Sermon on the Mount, we read this: When Jesus had finished these words, the crowds were amazed at His teaching; for He was teaching them as one having authority, and not as their … Continue reading

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Are You a Disciple of Jesus Christ? 7 of 7

Conclusion All this week, we’ve thought about what it means to be a disciple of Jesus Christ.  Here’s a reminder of the topics we covered each day: Introduction Jesus Is the Teacher The Text Hearing and Doing Discipline Daily Accounting … Continue reading

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Are You a Disciple of Jesus Christ? 6 of 7

Daily Accounting If you’re going to be a genuine disciple of Jesus Christ, you need a time of accounting…daily.  This is a time when you give an account of your practice of what He showed you yesterday and receive new … Continue reading

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