COST FOR CHRIST:
“Why do you call Me, ‘Lord’…?”
Intense discipleship instruction for those who are willing to “count the cost.” Based solely on biblical truths, this teaching challenges all Christians to deny themselves, take up their cross and follow Jesus
(Matthew 16:24). Today, few are being taught the true definition of crucifying the carnal nature. Few are being taught the source of the carnal nature and its destructive ramifications in the believer’s life and the body of Christ. Rather, Christians are being swayed under false doctrines and perversion of scriptures to appease the flesh and minimize sin. The Word of God clearly states, “…make no provision for the flesh”
(Romans 13:14), yet sin seems to be the rule in a believer’s life rather than the exception. We have countless “Christians” living defeated and powerless lives before God and man due to these dangerous heresies. In result, great occasion has been given to the enemies of the Lord to blaspheme
(2 Samuel 12:14).
Cost for Christ is based on the Lord-Disciple relationship and Jesus’ heart wrenching question,
“But why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and not do the things which I say?”
(Luke 6:46). This is a call to be a true disciple of Christ and gain a full understanding of Christian commitment. It teaches us to bow our knee to the One whom we call ‘Lord’ and to forsake all that we are for all that He is. For it is written,
“…whoever of you does not forsake all that he has cannot be My disciple”
(Luke 14:33). Cost for Christ provides individual counseling, collective group training and an in-depth discipleship curriculum.
COURAGE TO SERVE: Leadership Training
“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve…”
|Courage to Serve is a leadership training program based upon the ultimate example of Christ. It uncovers the biblical based definition of leadership, teaching that true leadership only lies within a servant’s heart. Today, there is a radical rise of self-proclaimed kingdoms within the Church. Position and authority is being used to serve ‘self’ rather than others. Terms like “armourbearer” is sweeping the nation, clothed in noble robes…yet Christ was without one. In fact,
quite the opposite is depicted in Matthew 14:22, as Jesus made His disciples get into the boat, and go before Him to the other side…while He sent the multitudes away. Christ did not have an entourage of body guards…rather He stated,
“Put your sword in its place, for all who take the sword will perish by the sword”
(Matthew 26:52). Nor did He request a private suite at the Jerusalem Hyatt, furnished with His preferred delicacies...instead Jesus makes references such as
“…the Son of Man has nowhere to lay His head”
Courage to Serve emphasizes the poetic, yet powerful combination of strength and humility. As a leader your courage will be challenged on diverse fronts, as you skillfully maneuver with gentle servitude. Most of these fronts are obvious adversaries positioned blatantly before us. However, there is a silent predator in which you must beware…within the walls of the Church. This instruction equips you to courageously stand up against those who have “crept in unawares…turning the grace of our God into lasciviousness and denying the only Lord God and our Lord Jesus Christ”
(Jude 1:4). This is a call for all leaders to ‘contend for the faith’ and restore the Church back to the purity of the Gospel.