The Discipleship Center

The Discipleship Center

By Brother Mitchel
A ministry of The Discipleship Center and it's subsidiaries, TDC Aquaponics and TDC Farms.
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Romans 1:18-32 | God's Wrath Against Ungodliness
Since God isn't striking down people with lightning, how is His wrath being displayed against those who refuse to repent and acknowledge Him as God today?
13:08
February 14, 2020
Romans 1:16-17 | The Righteous Shall Live By Faith
What is the difference between salvation by faith and being deceiving by a false conversion?
07:44
February 10, 2020
Romans 1:8-15 | Desiring To Visit Rome
Why was Paul so concerned about this church that he didn't establish?
08:02
February 5, 2020
Romans 1:1-7 | Greetings and Credentials
In this introduction to Romans we get a little background on Paul as well as where does the book of Romans fall in the early church timeline, and we see what does Paul say about himself and his ministry.
12:45
February 3, 2020
James 5:13-20 | Prayer For The Afflicted
Who do we turn to when we are in despair and don't feel like going on?  Join us in our conclusion to the book of James.
10:29
January 24, 2020
James 5:7-17 | Patience
Patience or steadfastness doesn't come in a vacuum, so how do we get it or how do we develop it?
08:46
January 23, 2020
James 5:1-6 | Dishonest Business
There is a stark contrast between a redeemed businessman who runs his business as if it's God's business, and an unredeemed natural businessman who does whatever it takes to promote themselves and make as much money for themselves as possible.
08:21
January 22, 2020
James 4:11-12 | Judging vs. Defamation
James reiterates the idea of what kind of judging we are to avoid.
11:09
January 21, 2020
James 4:5-10 | Humility Before God
Instead of being friends with the world system and feeding your pride, God is looking for those who will humbly rely on Him.
08:01
January 17, 2020
James 4:1-5 | The World
What is the world and why doesn't God want us to be friends with it?
09:20
January 16, 2020
James 3:5-18 | Your Tongue Part 2
There is a reason that it's easier to tame a lion or an elephant than it is to tame the tongue, and that's because at the heart of every man is a rebellious spirit towards God.
08:00
January 15, 2020
James 3:1-12 | Your Tongue Part 1
As we start studying the tongue (what you say), we look at preachers and how their judgement will be stricter, and I reflect on the heart of the preacher.
09:14
January 14, 2020
James 2:14-26 | Faith And Works
James isn't making a statement that works will save you apart from faith, but emphasizing that a lack of works is showing that the faith you claim to have isn't real.
08:08
January 13, 2020
James 2:1-13 | Partiality Or Prejudice
It's natural to associate with those who are just like us and ignore others, or look up to those of status and wealth, but as followers of Jesus we've been given a supernatural love that should be shown to everyone regardless of their position in life.
07:45
January 10, 2020
James 1:19-21 | Let Go Of Anger
Our anger is far too often a result of someone offending us and not necessarily God.  Is our anger causing us to not be able to respond to God correctly and giving a foothold to the devil to tempt us to sin more?
08:59
January 9, 2020
James 1:12-18 | Trial Or Temptation?
Trials and temptations are somewhat similar except one is for our benefit and the other for our detriment.  What are they and where do they come from?
08:49
January 8, 2020
James 1:9-11 | Equalized In Trials
Trials in life come to both the rich and the poor, and in that way we are all in the same boat.  How do we respond?
07:42
January 7, 2020
James 1:5-8 | Knowledge
What is knowledge and wisdom, why is it important, and how do we get it?
09:05
January 6, 2020
James 1:1-4 | Count Trials All Joy
Who wants to go through a trial?  Trials and even discipline aren't necessarily punishment and we shouldn't try to avoid them, but see them as a necessary part of our life in following Jesus.
08:27
January 3, 2020
Why Can't We All Just Get Along?
Is the difference between denominations a matter of petty preferences, or is there something important that separates us at our foundation, and does it matter? 
07:32
January 2, 2020
1st John 5:13-21 | So You Will Know
There are a few things that John wants to leave us with at the end of this letter, and one of them is how important is personal holiness and the holiness of our fellow Christian?
07:35
December 23, 2019
1st John 5:6-12 | The Testimony About Jesus
Lots of different things are said about Jesus today, but look at what the actual testimony about Jesus is, and more importantly what do believe concerning Jesus.
09:18
December 20, 2019
1st John 5:1-5 | Faith Is The Victory
With all the unpleasant things that go on in the world around us, how can we claim the promise that faith is the victory that overcomes the world?
06:25
December 19, 2019
1st John 4:13-21 | No Fear In Love
Do you want to serve God, but have doubts on whether you are good enough, talented enough, or that God even wants to use you?  Perfect love casts out these fears.
08:38
December 18, 2019
1st John 4:7-12 | The Love Of God
Love isn't a feeling, but a commitment that's is shown through action.  The Love that God shows through the sacrifice of His Son is lived out through us in how we treat others.
07:07
December 17, 2019
1st John 4:1-6 | Test The Spirits
Why do some people have no discernment and chase after every new teaching, book, or movie?  Because they aren't studying the word and have no frame of reference to test the spirits by.
08:45
December 16, 2019
1st John 3:19-24 | Obedience To God
How can you be sure of your salvation?  One of the ways is to check if your desire is to please God or please yourself.
10:20
December 13, 2019
1st John 3:19-24 | Boldness In Prayer
Out of all the stars in the universe, our planet is where God has initiated mankind, and out of all the billions of people who have ever or will be born, you are one of them, and yet God wants to hear from you.
08:56
December 12, 2019
1st John 3:19-24 | Gratitude For God's Grace
God is more forgiving than we are, and His grace goes deeper than we can imagine.
07:40
December 11, 2019
1st John 3:11-18 | Love One Another
If we say we have the love of God, but can't show it in any tangible way, do we really have love at all?
06:38
December 10, 2019
1st John 3:4-10 | What's Your Practice?
Who's child are you is lived out in your daily practice.
06:06
December 9, 2019
1st John 2:28 - 3:3 | Children Of God
The great salvation that God offers includes a love so great that he not only saves us from hell but that he makes us one of his own children with all the benefits of that family.
08:33
December 6, 2019
1st John 2:18-27 | Antichrists
Who is the Antichrist, and what does that have to do with us now?
07:35
December 5, 2019
1st John 2:7-17 | Biblical Love
You think you're right with God, but you can't stand so-and-so?  What does the Bible say about love?
07:40
December 4, 2019
1st John 2:1-6 | Christ Our Advocate
God has not changed His expectation for us to obey his moral law, but man has never been able to perfectly keep the law of God and when we sin we have an advocate on our behalf, Jesus Christ the righteous one.
07:24
December 3, 2019
1st John 1:1-10 | The Message Of Eternal Life
When you're tired of trying to hide in the darkness, there is the hope of eternal life available through the cleansing power of Jesus Christ.
05:54
December 2, 2019
Matthew 7:21-23 | Do You Know God and Does God Know You?
As we end the series on The Sermon On The Mount, we look at not only what Jesus says about judging, but the order in which he says it.
08:29
November 30, 2019
Matthew 7:7-11 | Desires, Direction, and Deceivers
As we work our way through The Sermon On The Mount, we are challenged by what is our desires, where do we get our direction and to watch out for the deceivers.
08:54
November 28, 2019
Matthew 7:1-5 | Hypocrisy Vs. Holiness
Judge Not was not stated in a vacuum, but against the backdrop of the Pharisees hypocrisy.  The question is, "what will you do when confronted about sin in your life?"
06:21
November 26, 2019
Matthew 7:1 | Judge Not?
Did Jesus tell us that we are never to Judge in Matthew 7:1?  Listen to part one as we finish with the last four messages on the Sermon On The Mount.
05:58
November 25, 2019
Matthew 6:25-34 | Worry
There is a difference between worrying and being precautious, but at the end of the day do we really believe that God will take care of us?
06:26
November 22, 2019
Matthew 6:19-24 | What Are Your Eyes On?
Money and possessions aren't necessarily a bad thing, but are your eyes on Jesus or on money and the things it can buy?
05:47
November 21, 2019
Matthew 6:16-18 | Fasting
Fasting doesn't get much time in the pulpit.  Could it be that we enjoy eating more than we enjoy God?
05:28
November 20, 2019
Matthew 6:5-15 | Are Our Prayers Being Hindered
We all want God's blessings, but what if they are being hindered by a prerequisite that God has for us?
05:14
November 19, 2019
Matthew 6:1-4 | Giving In Secret
There is a hidden childlike joy when you are able to give secretly and be part of a blessing that God gives to others.
07:05
November 18, 2019
Matthew 5:38-48 | Eye For An Eye Or Bless The Other Guy?
As Jesus wraps up his brief teaching on the law, we get a challenge to go the extra mile to show that God creates within us a supernatural heart that is capable of showing grace to those who don't deserve it, just as he showed grace to us when we didn't deserve it.
05:49
November 15, 2019
Matthew 5:33-37 | Lies, Breaking Promises, and The Gift Of No
Do you want to be a person who can be trusted?  Then let your yes be yes and no be no, and don't promise something that your not sure you can fulfill.
05:20
November 14, 2019
Matthew 5:27-30 | Adultery Vs. Lust
Jesus uses adultery as an example to show that sin doesn't begin as an action but rather as a thought.  When we realize that at the core of our very thinking process that we're a sinner, it becomes very clear that we need a redeemer and savior who can create within us a new heart. 
05:22
November 13, 2019
Matthew 5:21-26 | The Letter Vs. The Heart Of The Law
Jesus shows that obeying God isn't something that we do, but rather has to be something that we are.
04:59
November 12, 2019
Matthew 5:17-20 | Righteousness That Exceeds The Pharisees
We all like to think of ourselves as good, but compared to God's standard, can we really be good?
04:41
November 11, 2019
Matthew 5:13-16 | Light Of The World
Are you like the city set on a hill or like the salad dressing and hiding in the valley?
07:20
November 7, 2019
Matthew 5:13-16 | Salt Of The Earth
What do followers of Jesus and Salt have in common?
07:44
November 6, 2019
Matthew 5:10-12 | Persecution Is For The Followers Of Jesus
Out of all the promises God has given us, why persecution?
09:32
November 5, 2019
Matthew 5:9 | What Does It Take To Be A Peacemaker
Before you can be a peacemaker, you need to know what peace is.
07:38
November 4, 2019
Matthew 5:8 | What To Do To Be Pure In Spirit
What are the things we have to do to be pure in spirit, or does it go deeper than doing a list of things?
06:09
November 1, 2019
Matthew 5:7 | Mercy For The Merciful
Since God promises to give mercy to the merciful, what is the most merciful thing you can do for someone else?
07:32
October 31, 2019
Matthew 5:6 | Hungering and Thirsting For Righteousness
When your strongest desire is to be right with God, your perspective changes, and the way your live changes.
06:20
October 30, 2019
Matthew 5:5 | What is Meekness?
Once you learn what meekness is, you'll understand God's sovereignty and providence a little better.
07:39
October 29, 2019
Matthew 5:1-4 | Blessed are the Poor in Spirit and those who Mourn
How you view Jesus ministry on earth will determine how you view the poor and the mourners in this passage.  Are you poor? Do you mourn?
05:40
October 28, 2019
The Bible Is Not For Unbelievers
As we transition between Jesus Parables and go back to the sermon on the mount, I make a brief reflection of my preaching ministry at the homeless shelter.
06:22
October 23, 2019
The Parable of the Talents
What were the talents that the master gave to his servants, and how does that affect you?
07:53
October 22, 2019
Jesus Triumphal Entry Part 2
Jesus was on his last teaching rampage, the Pharisees hardened hearts were preparing for their final attempt to silence Jesus, and we're almost ready for their attempt to kill Jesus.
07:05
October 21, 2019
Jesus Triumphal Entry Part 1
Jesus is running out of time here on earth and is on a rampage, a teaching rampage.  What are the things that he wants to teach his disciples and confront the Pharisees over before he goes to the cross?
07:13
October 16, 2019
The Pharisee and The Tax Collector
Are you righteous compared to Jesus, or have you lowered the bar to make yourself look good, and how can you really be justified before God?
05:29
October 15, 2019
The Persistent Widow
Have you ever prayed about something and the answer seems far off?  Today we look at persistence in prayer and waiting on what God want's for us.
07:59
October 11, 2019
Not Too Late To Pick Grapes
God's grace is not like wages that we earn, it's a free gift.  God's mercy is more than we could ever expect.
06:31
October 10, 2019
Surprised To Be In Hell
Your salvation is the most important matter to consider in this life.  Don't be deceived by your earthly status and miss your invitation to the kingdom of God.
07:56
October 9, 2019
The Tale Of Two Sons
You don't want to spend your life wallowing with the pigs of the world, and you don't want to sit stubbornly in the courtyard and miss the opportunity to be a child of God.
06:47
October 7, 2019
The Cost Of Discipleship
Salvation is a free gift, but that doesn't mean it won't cost you everything.  Join us as we go over the true cost of discipleship.
09:14
October 3, 2019
What To Do With Sinners In The Church
In the middle of some of Jesus parables and other teachings, we get this little snippet of what to do when a brother sins against you, which has developed into what we refer to as church discipline.  Join us for this special message about what to do with sinners in the church.
10:35
October 2, 2019
The Great Banquet
God has more than enough room for you and is willing to save you. The question is, are you willing to follow Him?
08:51
October 1, 2019
Of Feasts And Parties
What does it take to be an honored guest in God's kingdom?
08:52
September 25, 2019
A Friends Request
What might God, our heavenly father, want to give us if we would only ask?
07:40
September 24, 2019
The Good Samaritan
What is the best thing we could ever do to help someone?
09:45
September 23, 2019
The Unforgiving Servant
Has the forgiveness that Jesus offers changed your life, or are you the same as you ever were?
08:21
September 20, 2019
Honor Deferred
It's natural to want to be recognized and get an award now, but what should the followers of Jesus be focused on relating to honor?
06:45
September 19, 2019
The Sheep Fold
Do you know the difference between Jesus voice and all the other voices?
08:56
September 17, 2019
Searching For Lost Sheep
Just as a shepherd values the individual sheep so much that he would go off in search of one that is missing, you are valued as an individual and Jesus is looking for you.
05:20
September 16, 2019
The Old and New Treasure
The gospel of Jesus Christ and His kingdom is the culmination of the promises made in the old testament.
07:39
September 12, 2019
The Fishing Net
When God gathers all the souls of mankind from all time into the drag net, are you going to be gathered into the hold or will you be cast out?
07:23
September 10, 2019
The Hidden Treasure and The Pearl Of Great Price
Will the things you're working for and hanging on to so tightly comfort you for all eternity, or would you give it all up for a priceless treasure?
07:57
September 9, 2019
The Mustard Seed and The Yeast
Sometimes the things that start out so small and insignificant can have a great impact when given time.
06:21
September 6, 2019
Watching The Seeds Grow
Preaching, just like farming, takes patience because the results aren't immediate.
05:58
September 5, 2019
The Weeds In The Wheat
Are you really a follower of Jesus, or are you caught up in the middle of religion?
08:54
September 4, 2019
The Four Soils
Are you practicing religion but living your life as you always have, or has following Jesus brought a change to your life?
08:23
September 3, 2019
Have Patience With The Fig Tree
Just as the vine-dresser asked for one more year to work on producing fruit, Jesus is asking for mercy for me and you.
07:26
September 2, 2019
Are You Ready For The Master?
To whom much is given, much is required.
07:55
August 29, 2019
Building Bigger Barns
Are you more focused on things or the one who provided it all?
08:45
August 28, 2019
The Money Lender Cancels Unequal Debts
How clear do you know your debt?
07:06
August 27, 2019
Wise And Foolish Builders
Are you going to build your life on the truth that Jesus stated, or are you going to waste your life playing in the sand?
05:01
August 26, 2019
Lamp On A Lampstand
Why do we remain here on Earth once we're saved?  Is your salvation a private matter?  These and more on today's episode.
06:24
August 23, 2019
New Wine In Old Wineskins
What does New Wine have to do with your New Life?  Join us today as we finish this two part parable taught by Jesus.
06:23
August 21, 2019
New Cloth Patch On An Old Garment
In our first episode on Jesus Parables we look at what a new patch on an old garment has to do with being a follower of Jesus and how it relates to baggage that you might be carrying around. 
07:16
August 20, 2019
Why Is There Evil Part 2
Does God allow evil for a reason?  Have patience as we finish this short series on "Why Is There Evil".
08:07
August 19, 2019
Why Is There Evil - Part 1
With the recent mass shootings, unrest overseas, problems in the economy, lawlessness in the streets, the question of "Why Is There Evil" always comes up.  In this two part series, we tackle this question from a biblical point of view.
09:37
August 16, 2019
Tearing Down Strongholds
Strongholds are lies we tell ourselves about ourselves, about others, about our world, and about our God, to deal with a reality that we can't cope with.
05:52
August 15, 2019
The Anxiety Disorder Distorter
While the Psychologist can only help you cope with your anxiety, Jesus can remove your anxiety.
08:16
August 14, 2019
Knowing Gods Will
Too many people waste years of their life waiting for God to reveal Himself to them while their Bible sits on the table collecting dust. 
08:10
August 13, 2019
Shall We Remain Forever Broken?
Is the celebrating of our "brokenness" a stage of repentance or a stage of unforgiveness?
10:42
August 4, 2019
Band-Aid Religion
Too many times we want sinners to straighten up and fly right, and I call this BandAid Religion. 
05:42
August 3, 2019
Why The Law?
We’ve been talking about the 10 commandments again. Why is that, or more importantly why did God give us the Law? 
11:24
August 1, 2019
No Time For That
We all know Jesus last and great commandment He gave to us, but who has time for all that? 
11:12
July 29, 2019
Satan's Power Today
I hear a lot of people talking about satanic oppression, demon oppression or possession, and I want to address you biblically regarding these issues.
09:10
July 25, 2019
Divisions | Titus 3:8-11
A brief study on divisions within The Church and the local church.
13:30
July 24, 2019
Suicide | James 5:13-16
 We take another look at James chapter 5, "Is any of you sick" in relationship to suicide. 
09:50
July 23, 2019
You Can Be Delivered
Do you feel trapped in this life, or that you're always at a dead end?  There can be deliverance for your life too.
16:28
July 23, 2019
Trap About To Snap
From the Best of Homeless Shelter Messages series, Trap About To Snap is a story of a mouse that was too good for peanut butter and how that relates to people trying to live a good life.
08:44
July 19, 2019
2nd Timothy 4:1-22 - Wrapping It Up
We are hearing some of Paul’s last words to the church and to Timothy that we have recorded here. What is the most important summaries that Paul has for us? 
21:22
July 17, 2019
2nd Timothy 3:1-17 - How It Is In The Last Days
Expect Persecution, but remain faithful. 2nd Timothy 3:1-17 Before we get into Chapter 3, there is at least one loose end to tie up from chapter two. 
20:14
July 12, 2019
Pause For Discipleship 2
I talk about discipleship a lot, but it can seem like some vague esoteric mental exercise, so today I want to talk about some of the practical aspects of Discipleship. 
18:24
July 11, 2019
2nd Timothy 2:1-26 - Our Calling To Work In Our Faith
Chapter two is a message of admonishment and encouragement to work at the faith or use the faith that we’ve been given. 
15:41
July 10, 2019
2nd Timothy 1:1-18 | Guard The Deposit Entrusted To You
 Don’t be tempted to be ashamed, but fan into flame the gift. 
18:29
July 9, 2019
1st Timothy 5:17 - 6:21 | The Treatment Of Elders And Closing Statements
 Paul is wrapping up this letter to Timothy and has a few final things to address 
19:49
July 8, 2019
Pause For Discipleship #1
We take a pause in our study of 1st and 2nd Timothy to cover some of the questions that came up because of our study so far.
10:43
July 5, 2019
1st Timothy 5:1-16 | How To Treat The Family Of Faith
Paul continues in teaching Timothy about the things that he needs to concentrate on to be a good overseer in regards to how we treat the family of faith. 
07:56
July 3, 2019
1st Timothy 4:6-16 | How To Be A Good Overseer
 Paul continues in teaching Timothy about the things that he needs to concentrate on to be a good overseer. 
20:18
July 2, 2019
1st Timothy 3:14 - 4:5 | The Confessions Of The Faith vs. The Faithless
 Paul goes on to now compare the true faith vs. the marks of a false convert who is holding onto a false faith. 
17:31
June 21, 2019
1st Timothy 3:1-13 | Qualifications for Overseers and Deacons
We are looking at the types of people who should be given additional service opportunities within the local church
16:53
June 21, 2019
1st Timothy 2:8-15 | How individuals in the Church should behave
Paul is building off of his previous thought on prayer and talks about the roles of individuals in the Church and how they should behave.
11:45
June 19, 2019
1st Timothy 2:1-7 | The Attitude Of Prayer
What is prayer for and when should it be used.  We'll look at that today and what Paul wanted Timothy to know about it.
07:04
June 18, 2019
1st Timothy 1:12-17 | Jesus Saves Sinners
We go a little deeper into Hymeneaus and Alexander and what it means that they caused their faith to be shipwrecked, and what it means when Paul gave them over to Satan.  As we continue in verse 12, Paul uses some transparency to show Timothy that Jesus came to save sinners like Paul himself.
14:36
June 17, 2019
1st Timothy 1:3-11 | False Teachers and Disputers
As we continue our study of the relationship between Paul and Timothy we see Paul's warning about False Teachers and those who dispute the true Gospel of grace through Jesus Christ and His Kingdom.
14:24
June 14, 2019
1st and 2nd Timothy Introduction
For those who missed the series on 1st and 2nd Timothy at Grace Baptist Church, Spring 2019, this is a rebroadcast of those notes.
11:54
June 13, 2019
What Is The Discipleship Center?
I want people who are hurting, who are lost, who have no sense of direction, I want these people to have a taste of what I've been blessed with.  I want them to meet the real Jesus who cares about their every day lives, the every day ordinary people, the Jesus who has paid our ransom so we can have peace. The Discipleship Center will be a place to break the chains of addictions, rebuild broken lives and give direction to the lost.  How many times have I wished for a place like this to reboot my own life.  So with all this in mind, I cannot with a clear conscience leave the people who need a hand up in life to fend for themselves when I could easily lend them some support and guidance and to move them along towards where they should be. For this purpose our mission will be, Until Jesus returns for us or calls us home, we will continually strive to fulfill The Great Commandment, one life at a time.
12:59
June 12, 2019