Discipleship

Where We’ve Been and Where We Must Go

This past Sunday we celebrated 80 years of God’s faithfulness as a church family. That Sunday I shared the following with everyone in attendance. I share it here for anyone who may have missed it. ______ Where Have We Been? It was 1938 when Raymond Riggs, my grandfather, would preach from the back of a […]

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Gentle Correction

Have you ever been mad at someone about religious beliefs? I have. And not too long ago actually! Paul wrote two letters to his protege, Timothy, who was ministering in the midst of people who quarreled a lot about religious matters. Several times in the book of 2 Timothy, Paul instructed him about this issue. […]

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What Does It Mean to “Make Disciples”?

What follows are some thoughts based on a study called The Vine Project that a group from Central Oaks are going through with me. I share these thoughts mainly for members of Central Oaks, but also for anyone else wanting to help others follow Jesus. ______________ Jesus gave all of His followers a command in Matthew […]

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Discipleship Discrimination

I have a confession to make to you, Central Oaks. I sometimes (but not always) have certain people in mind when I teach and preach. I assure you, many times my motives are pure (sometimes they’re not, and wow do I need God’s grace!). I love you and want you to grow in the Lord and […]

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