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Entries for January 2014

The focus of this message is on the Cost of Discipleship. Becoming a disciple of Jesus will cost us something. What then is the true cost of discipleship? There was a time when our Lord wanted to confirm if His disciples knew who He was and if they knew what it would cost them to be His disciples so He engaged them in a crucial question and answer session about His identity in Lk. 9: 18 – 21 The Holy Spirit revealed to Peter the true identity of Jesus as the Christ, the Son of the Living God. Jesus commended Peter for the revelation but He asked the question to prepare His disciples for His next statement.

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We have been discussing about lessons on discipleship. We have learned about who a disciple is and what discipline means. We have learned about different types of discipline ranging from mental, moral and physical. In this message we will learn about how we can become a disciple. It is important because coming to Church or associating with God's people does not make us a disciple. The fact that our parents or siblings are disciples does not make us a disciple. The fact we are even pastors and preachers do not make us disciples of Jesus. The Bible says "Not everyone that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven. Many will say to me in that day, Lord, Lord, have we not prophesied in thy name? and in thy name have cast out devils? and in thy name done many wonderful works? And then will I profess unto them, I never knew you: depart from me, ye that work iniquity." (Matt. 7:21-23).

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There are at least 3 types of discipline – mental, moral & physical. We have discussed mental and moral discipline. In this edition we will discuss physical discipline.

3. Physical discipline: this is the discipline that has to do with the body. We are spiritual beings but we live in a body. Our body is what makes life and living on earth possible. Without our physical body, our spirit cannot function by itself on earth. No matter how spiritual we are, we still need to have a body in order to live in the world. The Bible says "What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? (1Cor.6:19 KJV). 

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There are at least three types of discipline – mental, moral and physical. We discussed mental discipline before. In this edition we will discuss moral discipline.

2. Moral discipline: This is concerned with goodness or badness of human character or behavior, or with the distinction between right and wrong. Man is a moral agent because we are capable of moral action. We can distinguish between good and evil and choose between good and bad. Character is defined as the collective qualities or characteristics that distinguish a person or thing. The natural man is an evil being because the Bible says that "The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it? (Jer. 17:9 KJV).

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