Category Archives: Discipleship

The World’s First Megachurch

A megachurch is generally defined as being any Christian congregation that has a sustained weekly attendance of 2,000 people or more in its worship services. Using that as a definition, we find that the world’s first church was also the … Continue reading

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Put on the Whole Armor of God

Ephesians 6:10-17 is the famous “armor of God” passage. There Paul tells us that we must put on the whole armor of God if we are to be successful in the midst of spiritual, demonic warfare. That armor consists of: … Continue reading

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Depression

Depression is a real thing. According to the website http://www.healthline.com, it’s estimated that 16.2 million adults in the United States have had at least one major bout with depression in the past year. Of course that number is probably low … Continue reading

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Traveling With Jesus

My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me. (John 10:27, N.K.J.V.) During my teenage years I ran around a lot with my friend, Jerry Willis. Jerry had a 1970 Chevy Nova Super Sport muscle car … Continue reading

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Are You Willing to Pay the Cost?

Author Lafcadio Hearn was known for his books about Japan. In particular, his collections of Japanese traditional stories and legends were very well received. One such story involved a Japanese farmer who owned a valuable rice field that covered a … Continue reading

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A Word About Church Services

A faithful churchgoer who also happened to love fishing was asked by his fisherman friend, “How can you go to the same church every service, week after week, month after month, year after year? It’s the same place, the same … Continue reading

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Can You Trust Your Work?

It is said that Napoleon once ordered a coat of mail. (Mail is a steel mesh kind of armor in which metal rings are linked together and worn over the top half of the body to protect the chest.) When … Continue reading

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