Following Jesus Will Cost More Than You Think But It’s Worth It – Christian Article

I was 18 and at a young life summer staff camp when I first thought about the cost of following Jesus. I was a leader at this three-week camp. During this time, I was confronted with some hard questions while living among other Christians. It was the first time I realized that to follow Jesus; there would be some sacrifices. I realized at this moment that following Jesus will cost more than you think. Although at the time I didn’t…

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Transformational Discipleship | DiscipleBlog.com – Children’s Ministry Christian Article

“Many churches equate discipleship with knowledge … but the essence of discipleship is transformational not informational. Jesus did not merely ask us to teach everything He commanded. He asked us to teach people to obey everything He commanded, and the difference is massive (Matthew 28:19). The end result of discipleship is not merely the knowledge of all Jesus commanded but the obedience to all Jesus commanded.” 1 Greg Baird poses this pivotal question regarding children: “Are you practicing informational discipleship…

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Discipleship ≠ Following Christ Your Way – Christian Article

The following is an uncorrected transcript generated by a transcription service. Before quoting in print, please check the corresponding audio for accuracy.  Sam Allberry: Our theme is “Rediscovering Discipleship, the Forgotten Cost, and Blessing of Following Jesus his way,” which I think is the longest title I’ve ever had for anything I’ve spoken on. And I figured if I just read out the title, that will probably take up most of the breakout time anyway. What I plan to do is…

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How To Read Bible Scriptures In Three Simple Steps – Christian Article

Many of us struggle to read the Bible because the contents in the Bible aren’t always easy to understand literally. A standard Bible translation comprises 3, 566, 480 letters. Those letters are then condensed into 783, 137 words and the words are filled into 31,101 verses, and the verses are packaged into what we describe as chapters. There are 1,189 chapters found in 66  books of the Bible and 66 books are divided into two divisions known as ‘Old Testament’…

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Compromise Kills – Liz Petruzzi, lizpetruzzi.com – Christian Article

A man went bear hunting. Soon, a large, brown bear came lumbering across his path searching for berries. The hunter had the bear in his sights and began to squeeze the trigger. What happened next was unexpected. The bear turned and asked, “Excuse me. Isn’t it better to talk than shoot? Why don’t we try to negotiate this matter?” The surprised hunter lowered his gun and said, “Okay….I guess I’m open to that.” “What do you want exactly?” the bear…

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