The Surprise of Discipleship

Romans 1:14 I am debtor both to the Greeks, and to the Barbarians; both to the wise, and to the unwise. 15 So, as much as in me is, I am ready to preach the gospel to you that are at Rome also. 16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of...

The Three Great Propositions of Discipleship

The three great propositions of discipleship are found in the Gospel of Matthew. They are 1. The Great Condition: “Follow me, and I will make you fishers of men” (Matt. 4:9). 2. The Great Confession: “Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God” (Matt. 16:16). 3. The Great...

The Great Commission – Go, Teach, Baptize

Matt. 28:18 And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth. 19 Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: 20 Teaching them to observe all...

Prevailing over Hell

And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered…upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (see Matt. 16:16-18).   Some gates and walls are designed to keep people...

The Victory of the Confession

“And Simon Peter answered and said, Thou art the Christ, the Son of the living God. And Jesus answered…upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it” (see Matt. 16:16-18).   Jesus calls us to follow him. Following him means...