Discipleship

Did Jesus Ask Us to Hate Our Family?

Shocking words. Words that may strike us as harsh on the surface. But what did he mean?

How Can Pastors Combat Conspiracy Theories in Their Church?

The enemy would love God’s people chasing abstract and far-fetched untruths rather than sharing the good news of the gospel with their neighbors.

4 Ways to Make Church History Come Alive for Your Bible Study Group

If you’re someone who loves old books—because you love church history and want others to share your enthusiasm—group Bible study can seem like a balancing act between trying to be helpful on one hand and appearing prideful on the other.

Young Pastor, Your Ministry Heroes May Be Right There in Your Church

We should all be Timothy and Paul. That is the Kingdom of God. Disciples making disciples and the faithful learning from the faithful.

Dear Church: Jesus Is God, So Please Don’t Call Him the First and Greatest Created Being

In life we can be confused about many issues and not know many things, but to be confused about who Jesus is and what he has done and to not know him as Lord and Savior is a life and death issue.

Want to Know Your (Spiritual) Family’s History? Then Read What They Wrote

While we may grasp the need for running to Scripture as the source for our faith and practice, where are we looking for our family history?

SBTS alum’s new book addresses “discipleship disease” in local churches

We have a discipleship disease in the local church. We have adopted a philosophy of ministry that sees discipleship inside the local church as optional, not necessary.

Episode 25: Robby Gallaty discusses his radical salvation and ministry of discipleship

In the season 3 premiere of Pastor Well, Dr. York sits down with Robby Gallaty (senior pastor, Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, TN) to discuss his radical salvation and ministry of discipleship.

Why our Sundays should center on sermons

Preaching is the overwhelming witness of Scripture as the means of communicating the words of God.

Battling panic in the age of coronavirus

Will we trust in Christ or will we get swept away by panic?

7 reasons to avoid church discipline (and why they’re all wrong)

Many Christians have opposed church discipline for understandable, albeit uninformed, unbiblical, and misguided reasons.

Five reasons you should read the whole Bible in 2020

Every student of the Bible, particularly those who are charged with teaching it, should commit to reading it in a calendar year.

What does godly encouragement look like?

Don’t underestimate the impact your encouragement might have in someone’s life.

Is Christian education safe?

A college or university can be a very unsafe space. But perhaps not for the reasons you think.

You need friends, especially in ministry

One of the great sources of spiritual strength is Christian friendship and fellowship.

Here’s why we must never preach legalism

Legalism always produces two kinds of people: Those who know they do not measure up to God’s standards; and those who pretend that they measure up to God’s standards.

What are involuntary sins and how should we deal with them?

Our responses flow from somewhere — from the deeper realities of the hearts we’re stewards of. We are stewards of the deeper realities just as much as we are of the surface expressions.

Give yourself to the discipline of learning

A hunger to learn the Word of God, the ways of God, and the will of God expresses a hunger for God himself.