Measuring the success of discipleship is important; however, we must make sure to employ the right tools of measurement in order to judge that success.Read More
In this lesson Ken Boa begins to discuss the desired outcome of discipleship: obedience-based disciples (people who obey what Jesus calls them to do).Read More
Trusting God (transferring our confidence and hope from ourselves to Him) leads to obedience; together these concepts form the fifth of eight “spiritual essentials” (core aspects of the Christian faith), which Ken Boa is covering in his Friday morning men’s study at First Redeemer Church (Cumming, GA).Read More
Who is in control, and who has your best interests at heart? These two questions are at the crux of story #2 in this series.Read More
“Trust and obey” (the fifth essential in this series) are words so simple, so basic, that their importance can easily escape us. As the primary expressions of faith, though, they’re vital to grasp.Read More
Dr. Boa continues his discussion of Jesus’s spiritual practices and his invitation to us to practice God’s presence, just as he did on earth. Today’s lesson picks up in John 10.Read More
Emotional, intellectual, and volitional obstacles can keep us from trusting and yielding to God, both for the first time and after we become followers of Christ. Trusting Him is especially challenging when life is difficult or doesn’t make sense from our perspective. But if we turn toward God, his Spirit in us will help us overcome these barriers, so that we’re able to trust Him at all times, no matter what’s going on around us.Read More
This article borrows heavily from Walter Henrichsen’s A Layman’s Guide to Applying the Bible (Grand Rapids, MI: Zondervan, 1978).
Of these four, the one most heavily emphasized in Scripture is application.
The Bible consistently emphasizes faith as a commitment to what God says—and acting on it. Those mentioned in Hebrews 11, often called the “Faith Hall of Fame” in Scripture, illustrate this definition of faith.Read More
Continuing to build the biblical foundation, Dr. Boa examines the four Gospels to see how Jesus practiced the presence of God in total dependence and submission.Read More
Peter talks about the surprising power and gift of grace that comes upon us which overcomes adversity and suffering. When we keep an eternal perspective, God gives us peace, patience and comfort in a way that transcends the circumstances of life.Read More