Sermons in “Discipleship Knowledge”

Rerouting

It is always tempting to follow the crowd to get to where we are going. However, Jesus reminds us that following the crowd is also a great way to not get to where we want to go. In fact, the right way may be the road less traveled.

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Knockin’ On Heaven’s Door

How do we get God to do for us what we wish? That’s often how we frame things to ourselves because we carry an assumption that God is hard, distant, or stingy. But, that’s just the same old lie that we have believed from the beginning. The truth is, God our Father desires to give us good things.

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Not Everything Goes

“Sin boldly!,” cries Martin Luther. Luther had come face to face with the gospel of God’s grace in Jesus Christ. This transformed his fear over his sin and his standing before God into confidence. What he did not mean is that we are to be sinful or lawless. Jesus says much the same—the Law has not passed away, but has been fulfilled.

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Lose Yourself

Eminem poses the question, “Look, If you had one shot or one opportunity to seize everything you ever wanted in one moment, would you capture it or just let it slip?” This is an echo of Jesus’s teaching, that we need to make the most of every opportunity because we have been called for a purpose.

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It’s A Hard Knock Life

What do we need to know to follow Jesus? Fortunately, he is upfront and he lays out what being his disciple entails. To begin with it doesn’t look like a Sunday school picnic. In fact, discipleship with Jesus is equal to being a prophet of old. It’s a rough gig, but it is ultimately worthwhile.

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