Currently browsing category

Discipleship

Developing Spiritual Grit part 3

Developing the right Mindset In order to have spiritual grit in life’s storms, we have to decide beforehand how we will handle …

Starting over

This means that anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The old life is gone; a new life has …

Peace with God

Romans 5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ. What do …

Love others

John 13:34-35 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also …

Present God your first

Matthew 6:24 “No one can serve two masters, for either he will hate the one and love the other, or he will …

Meet with God daily

Proverbs 8:34 Blessed is the one who listens to me, watching daily at my gates, waiting beside my doors.       …

Falling from grace

Galatians 5:1-6 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Look: I, …

New Law or Gospel Freedom?

Colossians 2:20-23 If with Christ you died to the elemental spirits of the world, why, as if you were still alive in the …

Overcoming the World

1 John 5:1-5   Everyone who believes that Jesus is the Christ has been born of God, and everyone who loves the Father …

Children of God

1 John 2:28-3:10   And now, little children, abide in him, so that when he appears we may have confidence and not shrink …

The New Commandment

1 John 2:7-14  Beloved, I am writing you no new commandment, but an old commandment that you had from the beginning. The old …

Do Not Love the World

1 John 2:15-17   Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of …

Be encouraged

Ephesians 6:21-22 So that you also may know how I am and what I am doing, Tychicus the beloved brother and faithful minister …

How to be a light

Ephesians 5:8-10 for at one time you were darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light (for the …

Are you even obeying God?

I’m sure sometimes people get tired of my advice, which mostly boils down to read the Bible, pray, and obey God. Sometimes …

May we grow to maturity

Ephesians 4:13-14 until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature …

His glorious grace

Ephesians 1:6 to the praise of his glorious grace, with which he has blessed us in the Beloved. You know what’s best …

The Gospel is For Real

I’ve never been to heaven and back.  I have, however, realized the tendency that Christians have to get wrapped up in things …

Growing in Christ – Speaking

Since beginning this series here on the website, I’ve introduced the concept to our children’s ministry at Christ Fellowship of Tampa.  The …

Growing in Christ – Eating

Last week I wrote about how to need to be growing spiritually, just as we need to grow physically to be healthy.  …

We need to grow

Sometimes there are things that I see in very black and white. The sky is blue, ducks say “quack” and a follower …

Just Matthew J

Source:http://www.spreaker.com/user/matthewjcochran/just_matthew_j

GoPro intro

Taking a walk as a family and testing out the new GoPro

GoPro intro

Taking a walk as a family and testing out the new GoPro

Ready…set…hotdog!

Hank’s fondest memory from this past soccer season is when Coach Nick said “Ready…set…hotdog!”

Righteous contradiction

References: Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a …

On loving

Source:http://www.spreaker.com/user/matthewjcochran/on_loving

Bible reading plans

You can start reading the Bible in a variety of ways. Make sure you don’t bite off more than you can chew …