Why Passion Isn’t Enough For Discipleship

by Ben Sternke on July 18, 2014

Why Passion Isn't Enough For Discipleship

I grew up going to Bible camp every summer. It was an amazing time, and I loved the experience. Through the worship, the teaching, the team exercises and the fun, my passion for Jesus was renewed each summer. The last evening of camp I was ready to go back home and tell all my friends about Jesus and see amazing things happen!

But it seemed that in the span of the four-hour drive home, my passion had oozed out like the air in a leaky balloon. I made myself a snack, watched some TV and went back to life as usual, wondering how I had felt so differently less than 24 hours ago. Passion alone wasn’t enough to sustain my discipleship.

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How to Tick Off a Pharisee

by Ben Sternke on June 8, 2014

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Today is Pentecost Sunday, a seemingly benign celebration in the midst of the church’s liturgical calendar.

But it’s anything but benign. This is nothing less than the beginning of the most stunning revolution in human history, and it really messed with the Pharisees.

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Seeking One Thing and Finding Everything

May 12, 2014
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The key to finding everything you need is actually just seeking one thing.

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Is God’s Economy a Zero-Sum Game?

May 9, 2014
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When it comes to economics, most of us tend to think only in terms of money, and the common assumption is that economics is a zero-sum game.

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Reclaiming the Commonwealth

May 7, 2014
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Commonwealth means the wealth that is held in common with others in the community. We need to reclaim this word.

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What Are the Five Capitals?

May 5, 2014
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As we look at Scripture, the life of Jesus, and our own lives, we notice at least five forms of capital revealed.

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Is Discipleship All About Sacrifice?

May 2, 2014
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Should we really think about following Jesus as a sacrifice? What are we giving up and what are we gaining?

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What Walking in the Light Actually Means

January 6, 2014
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“This is the message we have heard from him and declare to you: God is light; in him there is no darkness at all. If we claim to have fellowship with him and yet walk in the darkness, we lie and do not live out the truth. But if we walk in the light, as […]

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Mass Production Vs. Reproduction

May 23, 2013
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There is a big difference between mass production and reproduction, even though they look similar from the outside.

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What Will You Actually Do About It?

May 6, 2013
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Responding to God with concrete action is important for our transformation.

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