Today's Devotions

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  • Supplications, Prayers, Intercessions, and Thanksgivings +

    Moses implored the Lord his God, and said, O Lord, turn from yourfierce wrath; change your mind and do not Read More
  • Thanksgiving +

    Why should we give thanks to God? Why should we come to him with our praises,? In the scriptures, there Read More
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carl-medearisThe Scriptures do not call us to evangelize and convert – they call us to "make disciples." That's what Jesus asked his original followers to do – and he still asks that from us today. Make disciples.

Apprentices. We are to be apprenticed to Jesus himself. We are his disciples. Followers. This is how we find life – to believe in, follow and love the ways and person of Jesus the Christ.

But we seem to get confused as to how that's done. We can go to church. Better yet, actually be involved in one. We can read and study the Scriptures. We can pray. All needed if you're going to know who it is you're following. But we also need others in our life that intentionally "disciple" us. To be our mentors. Teachers. To walk with us and pass on the things they've learned to us.

It's 2 Timothy 2:2 stuff. Paul says "The things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men and women who will also be qualified to teach others."

This is what I do. I am like Paul. I help people follow Jesus. But I'm also like Timothy – in need of a Paul. In fact, I'm such a slow learner that God has graciously given me many such Paul's in my life. Some I've known personally, while others I've learned from vicariously through their writings.

Over the next days, I'd like to tell you who they are and what I've learned from each one. I will give you the "Top Five" who have taught me through personal interaction and then the Top Five who I've never met personally, but have taught me much.

And may this encourage you to be both a Paul (teaching others to follow Jesus) as well as a Timothy (being taught to follow Jesus).

Reflections to Consider

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Audio & Video

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  • Christ the King Sunday by Art Going (Holy Trinity Chatham) +

    A thoughtful discussion of how we function as colonizers for Christ the King.  Read More
  • Trinity and Baptisms-David Hyman, Holy Trinity Chatham +

    An excellent discussion of what baptism is about, and the wonderful mystery of the Trinity.  Read More
  • Praying to the Father-David Hyman, Holy Trinity Chatham +

    What does it mean to pray to our Father? Read More
  • Success by David Hyman, Holy Trinity Chatham +

    As followers of Jesus, how should we measure success? Read More
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Hidden Blessings

  • God's Healing Touch by Sylvia Gunter +

    Listen to God's word for you in Isaiah 42:3. "A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick Read More
  • The Healing Day by Bill Fay +

    It will be okay on the healing dayno more coldest placeon the healing day Read More
  • Inner Healing by Judith MacNutt +

    The following is a clip from a teaching at the MacNutt's Level I School. While brief, it provides a good Read More
  • Healing Ministry & Spiritual Warfare by Judith MacNutt +

    Judith MacNutt on the relationship between spiritual warfare and healing ministry. Read More
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