BEWARE OF SPIRITUAL UNDERTAKERS (Part 1)

BEWARE OF SPIRITUAL UNDERTAKERS (Part 1)

While the Lord Jesus delayed in coming to Bethany to heal the sick Lazarus, his condition grew worse and eventually he died. Lazarus’ sisters, Martha and Mary, who had sent a distress call to Jesus to come and heal their brother, became totally frustrated.

Likewise, all the people who had gathered around them, waiting to see how Jesus would heal Lazarus were highly disappointed. They all gave up in despair, leaving the remains of Lazarus for the undertakers to attend to. The undertakers immediately swung into action, wrapping Lazarus’ face with a cloth and binding his hands and feet with grave clothes. Afterwards, they buried Lazarus in the cave and laid a stone against its mouth…

TRUE CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP (Part 2)

TRUE CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP (Part 2)

Discipleship is travelling daily with the Lord Jesus on the narrow path that leads to life (Matt. 7:13-14). It is a lifelong spiritual journey. It is a daily commitment to deny yourself, to take up your cross and follow the Lord Jesus. It is choosing to learn from the Lord daily and to walk in His footsteps.

Although discipleship journey with the Lord Jesus starts when you deliberately, consciously and voluntarily accede or submit to the Lordship of Jesus; however, it is a lifelong journey that will culminate in reigning with the Lord Jesus when He comes back to set up His physical kingdom on the earth…

TRUE CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP (Part 1)

TRUE CHRISTIAN DISCIPLESHIP (Part 1)

Discipleship is not a programme but a personal, intimate and loving relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ. Discipleship is not attending and graduating from a Theological Seminary, Bible College or Leadership Class.

Discipleship certainly involves studying or learning from God’s Word, but a mere acquisition of mental or intellectual knowledge about Jesus Christ does not make anyone a disciple of Christ. Discipleship is not acquiring more biblical knowledge about Christ, but growing in revelation knowledge of Christ and becoming more like Christ in your character…

BE A FOLLOWER OF THE WAY

BE A FOLLOWER OF THE WAY

Until around 300 A.D. when Christianity became institutionalized and reduced to a mere religion rather than a loving, intimate and dynamic relationship with God, the Disciples of Christ were often referred to as “the followers of the Way.”

And they were passionately hated and severely persecuted under the religious system created and run by the carnal and greedy priesthood of those days (Acts 9:1-2). Why did they call the Disciples of Christ “the followers of the Way?” What was “the Way” they committed themselves to follow?

BE A DOER OF THE WORD

BE A DOER OF THE WORD

It is a contradiction in terms to call Jesus “Lord” and yet not obey His words, teachings or commands. It is simply a self-delusion or self-deception to claim to be a follower of Christ but not a doer of the Word of Christ. Anyone who is only a hearer, preacher or teacher of God’s Word but not a doer of the Word is only deceiving himself.

Sadly, many people today who are eager to hear, preach or teach God’s Word are very reluctant to do, obey or practice the Word. One of the primary proofs or evidences of your submission to the Lordship of Jesus Christ is your willingness and eagerness to obey His words, doctrines, commands or instructions…

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