It appears that you are saying that one can be a Christian, a convert, and yet not be a disciple. I would say that all Christians are disciples.
For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though He was rich, yet for your sake He became poor, that you through His poverty might become rich...
The pastor shepherds God's sheep not with rigor and severity, but with love and humility; not as temporal lords but as spiritual guides, especially by example.
Looking back now, with terminal cancer for the past two years, here is one thing I would like to have done better – I'd like to have enjoyed my walk with the Lord yet more.
We are ambassadors and stewards of the mysteries of God and there is no greater privilege.
Bob Jennings sets besetting sin in the believer's life in the proper light, and exhorts the listener to greater efforts and resolve in fighting sin.
In the heavenly race a lot of defeat is from slothfulness, we want something for nothing, but just as the athlete is called to manage his body so is the Christian.
Do not quench the Spirit. - 1 Thessalonians 5:19
So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin(the sin of omission).
Bob Jennings preaches on "The Gospel of the Glory of Christ" (see 2 Corinthians 4:4), a very helpful...
Practically everything must be controlled. So also in the spiritual realm self-control is a virtue.
God is big, real big, as big as you imagine a god ought to be, and then infinitely more. God is God.
Christianity is unique in that it offers a savior. All other religious leaders are mere examples and teachers, now dead and in the grave.
There will come a day when we will all die. None of us knows when that day will be.
The Bible doesn't say your calling as a young woman is to be a “worker at home.” In fact, Paul says, “The unmarried woman cares for the things of the Lord"
The apostle Paul here was entirely confident that the saints at Philippi would make it. Here are four reasons why...
Those meals you miss fasting will soon be forgotten but the blessing and the reward will remain forever. “Your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly”.
God puts a premium on the beauty of holiness. Physical beauty is relatively meaningless to God.
What shall we say then? Are we to continue in sin that grace may abound? By no means! How can we who died to sin still live in it? - Romans 6:1-2
They said to her, "Woman, why are you weeping?" She said to them, "They have taken away my Lord, and I do not know where they have laid him."
Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him.
Listen, there is only one valid goal in life – to live for God and love Him supremely.
Paul describes his ministry with such exalted terminology -- "to preach the unsearchable riches of Christ" (Ephesians 3:8).
Bob looks at four things that led up to Peter's denial of Christ.
David conquered Goliath but that giant there was nothing compared to the one that got him -- these fleshly lusts are a bigger giant than Goliath.
Let it be understood from the start, we have nothing against house church. Immediately after conversion in 1971, I attended a house church. After 40 years as a Christian...
Pride is a mother sin. All sin, in a way, is a manifestation of pride. That is, the conceit, the arrogance, the self-importance – pride affects every word, thought and deed. Pride, though subtle, is fairly simple – "thinking more highly of ourselves than we ought to think."
Pride is the last thing to go before conversion and 1st to return. If you want to please the devil, admire yourself.
Parents can give away their authority. Never say no if you don’t mean it. Don’t give a command, even a little one, if you are not willing to back it up. And parents can give a command in such a tone that the child senses there are options.
Again, behold the power of good music. When Paul and Silas sang, the earth shook and the jail rattled (Acts 16).
And he said to them, "Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while." For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat. - Mark 6:31
You want a simple definition of a Christian, a true Christian? He is one who glories, who boasts, who rejoices in Christ Jesus.
Question Asked: What counsel do you have for young people who've been raised knowing the Gospel but don't feel that God is saying anything to them?
Felix heard about faith in Christ, righteousness, self-control, and the judgment, yet sadly he procrastinated and waited for a more opportune time. In this excerpt, from the year 1999, Bob talks about the way Paul reasoned with Felix in Acts 24.
Where there is no guidance, a people falls, but in an abundance of counselors there is safety. - Proverbs 11:14
1. Children are a great blessing, Psa 127.5, 128.4 2. Children are not always a blessing, 1 Kg 1.6 3. The child's self-will must be broken, Pro 29:15 4. Reprove firmly; mean what you say, 1 Sam 2:23, 3.13; and more points.
John 1:29 - The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him, and said ''Behold the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world!''
Prayer is one of the distinguishing marks of a true Christian. It's something that stood out in the Apostle Paul's life right at conversion. Acts 9:11b - "look for a man of Tarsus named Saul, for behold, he is praying,"
Seek the LORD your God and you will find him, if you search after him with all your heart and with all your soul.
Live today as if it was the first day of the rest of your life. Don't squander your time and waste it, it's precious and you'll never get it back.
2 Peter 1:5 - For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, 6 and knowledge with self-control, and self-control with steadfastness...
Bob Jennings and Tim Conway answer a question on dealing with becoming all things to all people that we might win some for Christ.
If you will be fruitful in the Christian life and grow in maturity and holiness, you must know the Word of God and be rich in it. Colossians 3:16 - Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God.
The devil has used the waters of baptism to sink more souls in hell than about any other vice or device. Wily as Satan is, he has stolen a beautiful ordinance of God and used it for himself, filling church houses w...
Bob Jennings defines what faith is. Hebrews 11:7 - By faith Noah, being warned of God of things not seen as yet, moved with fear, prepared an ark to the saving of his house; by the which he condemned the world, and became heir of the righteousness which is by faith.
The Lord Jesus Christ, who gave himself for our sins to deliver us from the present evil age, according to the will of our God and Father, - Galatians 1:3b-4
Bob Jennings preaches a powerful message on seeking God above everything else in your life. This was preached at a HeartCry conference.
Giants “again” keep coming on, v15. They were there in the beginning of David’s life and now yet in the end. Sin and Satan do not let up. The war against the saints continues. Adversity continues. The adversary continues.
Some wonderful insights on sharing the Gospel in evangelism.
Remember what he did to Goliath, he not only hit him in the head but he took the sword and cut his head off to make sure he wasn't going to rise up. Radical!
Coming to the throne of grace for help in a time of need is a constant thing in the believer's life.
Watch and pray that you may not enter into temptation. The spirit indeed is willing, but the flesh is weak. Matthew 26:41
1 John 1:6 - If we say we have fellowship with him while we walk in darkness, we lie and do not practice the truth. Bob is an elder at http://www.hwymchapel.org/
It is so important to memorize the Word of God. Bob talks about some methods He uses as well as some very important reasons why to memorize the Word of God.
Stories of Revival (Holy Chaos) - Bob Jennings
Question: How would you counsel someone if they came to you and they said "I am falling into this sin of pornography on the internet." How would you help them discern whether they are lost and a slave to sin or whether they are a saved and they are struggling with this sin and it is a besetting sin.
Don't be deceived about your salvation. It could have eternal consequences.