One of the biggest challenges that churches face is the discipleship of new converts. Jesus was crystal clear in His last command to the church. We are to see people saved, baptized and taught to observe all things. This involves a systematic and deliberate approach to making disciples. In this episode, Pastor Shiflett introduces and explains his latest book, Principles of Growth, which is a 12 lesson discipleship curriculum designed to assist pastors and missionaries with the task of discipleship.
As the songwriter said, "Time is filled with swift transition..." In this episode, Pastor Shiflett shares the story of the birth of first grandson, Landon. You will also hear how that the decisions and choices we make as young people determine how we will be one day when we are old. This episode is guaranteed to motivate you to make every day count to its fullest!
God promised us that if we would cast our bread upon the waters, we would find it again after many days. How true that is! The question is, are we being faithful to cast the bread; sow the seed; spread the word? This podcast shares some amazing and exciting recent personal experiences that demonstrate the truth of the promise in Ecclesiastes 11:1.
With so much emphasis today being placed on misogyny and toxic masculinity, it's high time someone pointed out the void of biblical manhood. Where are the men to lead their wives, their families and their churches back to God? Where are the Spirit-filled men to set an example and shoulder their God-given responsibilities?
In a day and age when Hollywood and the public schools are doing their best to undermine the church, we need now more than ever to raise a generation of young people that know God and know what it means to live holy, godly, virtuous lives. This episode is a passionate reminder of our duty as parents and pastors to keep the subject of holiness before our young people.
The last thing Jesus said to His disciples before His ascension was "Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature." Pastor Shiflett shares some of his personal testimony as a second-generation missionary. He also gives both the laymen and the pastors some thought-provoking ideas to help cultivate a greater heart for world missions.
In a day and age when deception is rampant, God's people need to be vigilant and vocal. As long as we remain silent, go along to get along and fail to speak truth, then the lies and deception will continue to flourish. Just as the Hans Christian Anderson children's story of the Emperor's New Clothes revealed men's willingness to be accepted rather than look foolish, our society is forsaking all semblance of common sense and readily embracing insanity and madness. We need more people to be like the little boy in the story to speak up and say what everybody should be saying.
The Apostle Paul was heavily involved in things inside the church. He was also persecuted, imprisoned and beaten for his work for God outside the church. It is every Christian's duty to both labor and serve Him in their local church, as well as make a difference and influence those without the church. Think it's impossible? You might need to learn to chew bubblegum and walk at the same time!
As we come to the end of the craziest year imaginable, were you able to maintain your testimony as a Christian? After being tested and tried, did your Christianity survive, or did you become a casualty? In Acts 11, after a whole year, these new converts were called Christians by the outside world. Do those around you still call you a Christian?
Are you one of those people that do your best to keep from making a tough decision based on the perception of others? Do you find yourself straddling the fence, waiting to make a call because you're worried about what others may say or if you may end up being wrong? This episode explains the biblical mandate to walk by faith - not by sight!
As we commemorate Pearl Harbor Day today, we can learn from that horrible event. Just as our military was caught off guard and unprepared, we as Christians can also be "sitting ducks" when Satan attacks. This episode remembers that "day that will live in infamy" and draws some powerful correlations that we can apply in our spiritual warfare.
As our nation goes through a time of uncertainty awaiting the outcome of a crazy election, are you too in limbo? Are you truly dedicated to the cause of Christ or do those around you never know where you stand? This episode addresses the seriousness of getting out of "limbo" and embracing a life of commitment and faithfulness.
When there is a conflict between the Word of God and man's laws, the Bible must dictate our response. Pastor Shiflett examines Romans 13 and the debate between many Christians over whether or not we should cross the line into civil disobedience.
This episode deals with the Christian's duty and obligation to not only be involved in politics, but to influence and impact the political process. Pastor Shiflett presents a list of ways that God's people can bring about biblical change and make a difference in local, state and national elections.
As a dad, husband and pastor, I often get overwhelmed with the current state of our churches and our nation. I keep asking myself, "What can I do?" This episode is guaranteed to help you gain perspective of your responsibility as a child of God in these last days.
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