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    Beyond Knowledge about God to Knowing God

    08.15.20 | by Larry Gates

    In John Chapter 10, Jesus describes himself as the “Good Shepherd”.  Within this chapter there are several significant verses that speak to a personal intimate relationship - a knowing - that is to exist between Jesus and his...

      From Sinner to Saint

      07.15.20 | by Larry Gates

      As a new convert begins their spiritual journey one of the initial concepts they must come to understand and fully embrace is who they are in Christ.  The issue confronting the disciple is that of identity.  Labels are often used to...

        Laying a Solid Foundation

        07.01.20 | by Larry Gates

        In 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, the Apostle Paul says, 10“By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as an expert builder, and someone else is building on it.  11 But each one should be careful how he builds. For no one can lay any...

          The Disciple-Maker’s Tool Box (Part 7)

          05.06.20 | by Larry Gates

          Seasoned disciple-makers know that the first few weeks of a new believer’s life is often filled with joy, enthusiasm, excitement, and energy over his or her new found life in Christ.  Eventually, this enthusiasm gives way to...

            The Disciple-Maker’s Tool Box (Part 6)

            05.04.20 | by Larry Gates

            An essential step in the beginning phase of spiritual growth for a disciple is a process of “re-wiring” the circuits of the mind.  As a new creation in Christ the disciple must go through a renovation of the way he or she thinks...