Messages about discipleship


Stand up and be counted

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: discipleship, God's faithfulness, mission

As followers of Jesus we are part of a vast multitude living between salvation accomplished on the cross and salvation completed when Jesus returns. In this ‘in between’ state everyone is important, everyone counts. God is faithful to us, will we be found faithful to Him? Will we stand up, step forward, and be counted?  Text: Num 1:1-19; Eph 2:19-20; 1 Cor 16:13-14


Transformation and Discipleship is a noun

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: becoming, belonging, discipleship, transformation

Jesus commissioned his disciples to make disciples of all nations (Mt 28:19). This is no minor or insignificant task. It is the main thing. Measure 3 asks, ” Are “Sauls” becoming “Pauls”? The question requires that we sharpen our focus to be very deliberate and intentional about making disciples.  Text: Acts 9:18-19; John 1:43-51


Faith…in Christ alone? A faith worth dying for

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: belief, discipleship, eternal life, transformation

How does a person connect with God? Spiritual cleansing and renewal is required. So, in a costly demonstration of unexpected love, God extends cleansing and new life to all through Jesus. This cleansing and new life is by faith alone. A transforming faith which responds in gratitude to God and shows itself in worship and discipleship.                  Text:  John 3:1-21


A Song of Security

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: discipleship, Hope, security

A look to the hills for help ends in disappointment. For all their stunning beauty and majesty, for all their quiet strength and firmness, they are in the end just hills. Faith’s vision stretches beyond the hills to the God who made the hills, the Lord of heaven and earth. In the Lord God is security and hope for the long journey of discipleship.  Text: Psalm 121


A Song of Longing for Wholeness

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: discipleship, repentance, wholeness

Submersed in a culture swarming with lies and malice, the longing for peace and truth sets us on a pilgrim search for wholeness in the presence God. Dissatisfaction with the world of sin is necessary preparation to walk in the way of discipleship. Text: Psalm 120


Salvation: A Relationship That Transforms

Topics: discipleship, Salvation, surrender, transformation

This is part 2 of this focus, seeing salvation as a transformed life. Specific steps towards transformation are given.  Text: Proverbs 2, 2 Peter 1:3-9


Salvation: A Relationship That Transforms!

Topics: discipleship, Salvation, transformation

Salvation is more than just agreeing to believe a certain way. But what is it? What does the Bible really teach about being saved? Turns out, it’s a broader concept than what we thought, affecting all of us, not just our minds.


The Mission of Christ in a Cup of Water

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: call, discipleship, mission

Christ’s first miracle involved jugs of water. However, from there away Jesus used a cup of water to demonstrate true discipleship. Consider what the contrasts between the two might teach us today. Text: Matthew 10:27-42