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In following Jesus, some would come to a point of being a disciple while others would come to a point of being a deserter.

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We usually sing songs we don’t mean. Think about this…

All that I am
All that I have
I lay them down before you Oh Lord
(Do we really mean this song when we sing it?)

or how about…

Here I am to worship
Here I am to bow down
Here I am to say that you’re my God
(Did we even prepare ourselves before we sing this song remembering that God is holy, and in the act of worship, what preparations did we do before approaching God?)

or this…

Blessed be your name
When I’m found in the desert place
When there is pain in the offering
Blessed be your name
(But when we are in situations like what the composer is singing, I doubt it if we are blessing God’s name. I think we’re more of complaining or in the process of whining.)

Not that I would not sing the songs, but rather, we need to encourage one another that as we sing the songs, may we think about what we are singing. We cannot be saying something and then not doing it, for that would be hypocrisy.

We cannot be rash, hasty, and inconsiderate as not to count the cost of following Jesus. As we study Luke 9:57-62, we will find three men who wanted to follow Jesus at their own terms and how Jesus responded is true to us, even today. In following Jesus, we need to… (more…)

Follow. Fish. Fellowship.

Posted: August 18, 2015 in TLCC
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Where there is no vision, the people perish. – Prov. 29:18

I think, one of the reasons for church decline is really a lack of vision. Ever wondered why you are in church? Ever thought of why we do what we are doing? (more…)

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Posted: June 22, 2015 in TLCC
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Twitter was launched in 2006. Nobody was paying attention to it. Not Burger King, McDonalds, VW, KFC, Nike, Hyundai, Wendy’s.

One person, however, did use Twitter to change his address. How do you explain a dark-skinned guy with a Kenyan father and a middle name HUSSEIN elected president? Barack Obama tweets. (You know it’s the president’s personal tweets when posts are accompanied by his initials, BO).

Twitter only knows two categories: whom you follow, and who is following you.

The church has focused so much on the word “leader” and has ignored a word that is found hundreds of times…follower/disciple.

We will focus on who are you following. We are to follow Christ. What are the things we need to understand in following Him? (more…)