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Discipleship

Truth Works Effectively

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For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually worketh also in you that believe.” I Thessalonians 2:13

 

The difference between a Christian and a sinner is that a sinner can read the word and it can get lodged in his brain, but for the Christian, the word goes far beyond something the mind comprehends, but it works effectively in those who believe.

I Will (#3)

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And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” Mark 8:34

 

The question isn’t, if you can or do you have the ability or do you have to? The question is WILL YOU?

 

I Will (#2)

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And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” Mark 8:34

 

You can’t make anyone else be willing, but you can have that power over your own self. Don’t let anyone else’s, I WON’T,” keep you from your, “I WILL.”

I Will

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And when he had called the people unto him with his disciples also, he said unto them, Whosoever will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me.” Mark 8:34

 

The word “will” means to determine. It doesn’t mean anything if you say to the Lord, “I WILL,” if your heart isn’t determined to follow through with it. I know this may look like I am oversimplifying what it takes to be a Christian, but it starts when a person says in their heart, I WILL, to God, and they mean it.

Just a Different Name

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Now if Christ be preached that he rose from the dead, how say some among you that there is no resurrection of the dead?” I Corinthians 15:12

 

There may not have been the theory of evolution in the days of the early church, but they did have a teaching that had the same conclusion as evolution. Some of the Corinthians believed what evolution teaches, that there is no resurrection from the dead. There is nothing new under the sun. The false doctrine of no resurrection is not new, they just changed the name and call it evolution.

Good Teaching

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“Therefore Eli said unto Samuel, Go, lie down: and it shall be, if he call thee, that thou shalt say, Speak, LORD; for thy servant heareth. So Samuel went and lay down in his place. 10And the LORD came, and stood, and called as at other times, Samuel, Samuel. Then Samuel answered, Speak; for thy servant heareth.” I Samuel 3:9-10

 

Even an old backslidden priest can teach someone how to serve God. Eli instructed Samuel that when he hears his name called again say, “Speak, Lord; for thy servant hears.” That is some good teaching.

Give the Things of God

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And when the time was that Elkanah offered, he gave to Peninnah his wife, and to all her sons and her daughters, portions: 5But unto Hannah he gave a worthy portion; for he loved Hannah: but the LORD had shut up her womb.” I Samuel 1:4-5

 

Several other versions use the words double portion instead of worthy portion. Elkanah tried to satisfy his wife Hannah by giving her a double portion. But that didn’t satisfy her. So often men try to satisfy the needs that some people have by giving them a double portion of this world’s goods. But it never satisfies them because what they really need and want, only the Lord can give. Let us be givers of the things of God.

Either Side of the River

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And if it seem evil unto you to serve the LORD, choose you this day whom ye will serve; whether the gods which your fathers served that were on the other side of the flood, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land ye dwell: but as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.” Joshua 24:15

 

No matter what side of the river you are on, there will be idols there to allure you. They will not leave. So you have no choice but to make up your mind who you and your house will serve. (Fill in the blank) As for me and my house we will __________________. AMEN

Courage Obeys

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Whosoever he be that doth rebel against thy commandment, and will not hearken unto thy words in all that thou commandest him, he shall be put to death: only be strong and of a good courage.” Joshua 1:18

 

This is the fourth time in chapter one of Joshua that the command is given to be strong and of good courage. Notice this is a command from God. A person may think, how can you command someone to be courageous if they have fear? Can you just command the fear away? No you can’t, but if you are willing to just obey what God tells you to do, you will be acting in courage. If you are going to fear anything, fear the consequences of not obeying God.

Favor Upon You

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But think on me when it shall be well with thee, and shew kindness, I pray thee, unto me, and make mention of me unto Pharaoh, and bring me out of this house: 15For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon.” Genesis 40:14-15

 

Joseph did nothing that deserved being put in prison. This all came about because one day, his father Jacob showed him favoritism and made him a coat of many colors. Saint of God, many of the trials you face are not because you did something wrong. It is only because the God of heaven has favor upon you and hell cannot stand it.