The Anatomy of a Disciple

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Mar 1 2016 High Places and Action Figures

Posted by Brad Bell

Psalm 78 is a look back at Old Testament history. There’s so much in this chapter about clear obedience and clear disobedience. Yet through these verses you continue to see the presence of small compromises in the form of high places. These high places are sneaky little things. They don’t seem… More

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Feb 24 2016 Being a Parent

Posted by Brad Bell

If you have children, you have a high-intensity, high-risk, high-reward discipleship environment right at home with the little ones God has entrusted to you.[1] As a parent, you have live-in disciples who are going to become just like you – whether you like it or not. Sometimes I watch my kids… More

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Feb 19 2016 If You’re Going to Fight...

Posted by Dr. Rick Taylor

Richard C. Halverson was the Senior Pastor of the Fourth Presbyterian Church in Bethesda, Maryland from 1958-1981. He served as the Chaplain of the United States Senate from February 2, 1981 until December 31, 1994. One of my favorite quotes from this great man of God is, “If you’re going to… More

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Feb 16 2016 Watch Over Your Heart: A Closer Look at Proverbs 4

Posted by Brad Bell

What does it mean to watch over your heart? Proverbs 4:23 tells the reader to do just that: Watch over your heart with all diligence,For from it flow the springs of life.– Proverbs 4:23 (NASB) The heart is the root of emotion. It is the seat of desires. It is the place where passion is born… More

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Dec 17 2015 Born to Die

Posted by Brad Bell

As you read through the pages of the New Testament it becomes very clear very quickly that Jesus was indeed born to die. The cross was not an oops. He didn't just get sold out by the priests of His day. He was not ambushed by the Romans. His entire time on earth was about living a perfect life, a… More

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