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Discipleship

By Our Love

This article continues a series on what Jesus set as the hallmarks of discipleship. Servant love (John 13:34-35) is the one trait that gives evidence to the

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Discipleship

Trusting Our Trainer

Many of my generation were raised on TV westerns. We learned that a real cowboy could take a wild horse, put him in a corral, saddle

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Discipleship

Faithful Obedience

What does it mean to be a disciple—to be an apprentice of Jesus? Jesus clearly stated five traits that characterize His followers. Let’s look at one of

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Discipleship

Whose Flag Are You Flying?

As I have worked on a biblical definition of discipleship, I have discovered some distinctive marks of an apprentice of Christ. These traits are not

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Disciplemaking

The Discipleship Diamond

Success in baseball is simple to explain but much harder to achieve. The number of hits, errors, base runners, or any other of the myriad statistics

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Spiritual Growth

Our Spiritual Mainsail

Sailing ships and sailboats are powered by many different types of sails. Some, called mainsails, are essential. Others, such as jibs, topsails, and spinnakers, are

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Discipleship

Our Keel of Faith

The keel—the flat blade sticking down into the water from a sailboat’s bottom—is an essential part of every sailboat. It has three functions: It creates

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Spiritual Growth

Finding North

Since the 12th century, the compass has been an essential tool to help travelers find and keep their bearing. Because of the Earth’s magnetic field, the

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