Spiritual Formation

Apostolic Discipleship

“Discipleship”[1] In my article, Discipleship & the Equipping Ministries[2], I discuss at length the particular ministry relationships between a disciple and an apostle, prophet, evangelist, shepherd, and teacher. Here, I would like to identify that which each of these Christ-appointed ministries have in common: “Apostolicity”. “Apostolic” “… He gave gifts to men…. And He gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds, and teachers, for the equipping of the saints for the work of ministry, for the building up of the body of

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A Captivating Phrase

“… the weakness of God is stronger than mankind”. 1 Corinthians 1:25b This is, indeed, a captivating phrase penned by Paul – “the weakness of God”. The Greek word translated “weakness” is : asthenes[1], meaning “without strength”. There is a wonderful mystery in the many passages in which Paul speaks of “weakness”: It is OUR weakness which we give to God, He takes it and fills it (perfects, completes, finishes it) with His strength. This is GOD’S METHODOLOGY “from before

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The WHAT & WHY of The Way of The Cross

 WHAT Do We Mean By “The Cross”? The first mention of “the cross” in the Bible is spoken by Jesus Himself: “And He said to all, If any person wills to come after Me, let him deny himself [disown himself, forget, lose sight of himself and his own interests, refuse and give up himself] and take up his cross daily and follow Me cleave steadfastly to Me, conform wholly to My example in living and, if need be, in dying

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