Category Archives: Discipleship

The Disciple’s Only Concern

I finished reading Brennan Manning’s memoir, All is Grace,a few days ago and though there is much to be saddened by in his life story, there is a quote from one of his spiritual mentors that bears considering.  Dominique Voillaume, wrote … Continue reading

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Are there lessons to learn during times of pain and suffering?

Every step was painful.  Raising her shoulder sent flames of fire into her arms.  Turning his neck brought needle pricks down his spine.  Simply breathing ripped the very fabric of life from his chest.  There are countless men and women … Continue reading

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Tortured for His Faith – the Life of Haralan Popov

Tortured.  Imprisoned for 13 years.  Beaten. Starved.  Ridiculed.  Psychologically abused.  This sounds like the makings of a strange horror film, and truly there is much horrific in these words.  But by God’s grace Haralan Popov lived through this experience in … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q.128 & Q.129

Q.128. What does your conclusion to this prayer mean? A. For yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever means: We have made all these requests of you because, as our all-powerful king, you not only want to, … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q.125

Q.125. What does the fourth request mean? A. Give us today our daily bread means:  Do take care of all our physical needs so that we come to know that you are the only source of everything good, and that neither … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q89-90

Q.89. What is the dying-away of the old self? A. It is to be genuinely sorry for sin, to hate it more and more and to run away from it.   Q.90. What is the coming-to-life of the new self? … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q88

Q.88. What is involved in genuine repentance or conversion? A. Two things: the dying-away of the old self, and the coming-to-life of the new. Monday There are many in our world that believe sorrow for sin is enough to save … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q87

Q.87. Can those be saved who do not turn to God from their ungrateful and impenitent ways? A. By no means.  Scripture tells us that no unchaste person, no idolater, adulterer, thief, no covetous person, no drunkard, slanderer, robber or … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q85

Q.85. How is the kingdom of heaven closed and opened by Christian discipline? A. According to the command of Christ:  Those who, though called Christians, profess unchristian teachings or live unchristian lives, and after repeated and loving counsel refuse to … Continue reading

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Heidelberg Catechism Q82

Q.82. Are those to be admitted to the Lord’s Supper who show by what they say and do that they are unbelieving and ungodly? A. No, that would dishonor God’s covenant and bring down God’s anger upon the entire congregation.  … Continue reading

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