True Disciple

Notes to a Disciple

NOTES TO A DISCIPLE are our weekly articles, short writings based on scriptural texts, and are written for the correction, instruction and encouragement of the Christian pilgrim.

WHY WE MUST ENDURE

“You, therefore, must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ.” 2 Tim. 1:3 “But he who endures to the end shall be saved.” Matthew 24:13 Every Christian believer would surely testify that it is easier to know the will of God than to do it. We live in a...

GUARD YOUR HEART AND MIND

“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.”Philippians 4:6-7...

YOU DO ERR, NOT KNOWING THE SCRIPTURES

“Jesus answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the scriptures, nor the power of God.” Matthew 22:29 But I just would like to address the scripture part. Centuries before Jesus made the above statement, David had acknowledged the importance of God’s Word in...

WHEN HE SAW THEIR FAITH

“When Jesus saw their faith....” Mark 2:5 “Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed...” Acts 14:9b Faith is believing- a thing of the heart. So, how can you see faith? Our faith (or the lack of it) will always find expression in the things we...

THE NEED FOR A DISCIPLINED LIFE

“You therefore must endure hardship as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. No one engaged in warfare entangles himself with the affairs of this life, that he may please him who enlisted him as a soldier.” 2 Tim. 2:3-4 In accepting Christ as Lord, we become members of...

THE CONSISTENCY OF FAITH

“... And this is the victory that has overcome the world— our faith.” 1 John 5:4b Our faith - our victory. Knowing this, the enemy constantly batters our faith in God; and because we know that a doubtful person will not receive anything from God (James 1:6-7), we...

I SEE MEN AS TREES

“And when He had spit on his eyes and put His hands on him, He asked him if he saw anything. And he looked up and said, “I see men like trees ...” Mark 8:23b-24 Thankfully the blind man that Jesus sought to heal was humble enough to admit that though he saw, he wasn’t...

GODLY FAITH – A JOURNEY ON THE EDGE OF ‘INSANITY’

I was just pondering on a few things this morning and concluded that it would take some degree of ‘insanity’ to walk and live the God-ordained faith. Honestly, it would require some degree of ‘insanity’ to leave everything behind as Jesus’ 12 disciples did on an...

GET AWAY FROM THE TENTS OF KORAH

“Speak to the congregation, saying, ‘Get away from the tents of Korah, Dathan, and Abiram.’”Numbers 16:24 We give our lives to Christ desiring, even if not fervently determined at that point, to live a life pleasing to God. But the only way we can truly please Him is...

CRUCIFY THE FLESH

CRUCIFY THE FLESH

“... those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the flesh with its passions and desires.” Galatians 5.24  ‘Crucify the flesh’ is an intentional pursuit to put to death our old sin nature by the power of God’s Holy Spirit; but experience has taught us that...