Posts tagged with ‘Discipleship’

3/3/22 FOLLOW CHRIST, NOT THE CROWD

by Barry Lovett

http://vantagehsi.com/wp-content/plugins/Tevolution/tmplconnector/monetize/templatic-custom_fields/css/jquery.lightbox-0.5.css “My sheep hear My voice, and I know them, and they follow Me.” John 10:27 The Bible often refers to human beings as sheep. Like sheep we are easily distracted and susceptible to group influence. We would rather follow the crowd than the wisdom of the Shepherd.  I am glad the Bible also describes sheep […]

8/24/21 DON’T BE A CHRISTIAN IN NAME ONLY

by Barry Lovett

veridically “The disciples were first called Christians in Antioch” Acts 11:26 We who follow Christ bear His name.  In the first century the term Christian had a certain appropriateness, for it implied loyalty and acceptance of a person, and that person was the Messiah, Jesus Christ.  The true modern use of the word follows the same tradition. The Christian is one […]

7/21/21 CHRIST DESERVES FULL-TIME FOLLOWERS

by Barry Lovett

“Behold, your King is coming, sitting on a donkey’s colt.” John 12:15 We are sometimes like the fickle crowds who cheered for Jesus on Palm Sunday and jeered Him on Good Friday.  We love to cheer for a team that’s winning, but our interest wanes when they start losing. We love following Jesus when He is doing […]

8/30/19 GO TO CHURCH IF YOU WANT TO GROW IN CHRIST

by Barry Lovett

“…not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some.” Hebrews 10:25. Some Christians would do anything to be in church every Sunday, but for health or other reasons they can’t.  They know how important it is to worship and fellowship with other believers, but others choose not to go to church unless […]