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Discipleship Recommended Resources

The following is a list of resources that a believer can work through with a less mature believer to help them grow in Christ-likeness. Many of the resources can be purchased in print or audio. I use a paid prescription to audible but libraries offer free audiobooks. The main resource we should always use in discipleship is the Bible. Read the Bible with people you discipl...

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Women's Accountability Questions

How has your personal time with God been this week? Have you been consistent in prayer and Bible reading? Have you been able to apply any biblical principles or verses to real-life situations recently? How did it impact your actions or decisions? Have you encountered any temptations or struggles with sin this week? How can we pray and support each other in overcoming t...

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Men's Accountability Questions

How did you actively engage in deepening your relationship with Christ during this week? What did God impress on your mind as you read scripture? On a scale of 1 to 10, how joyful are you in your walk with the Lord, your relationship with your spouse, your job, and your ministry at church? Has the Lord brought to your attention any specific area of your life that requi...

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Maturing Disciples to Make Disciples

Our mission at CFBC is "Maturing Disciples to Make Disciples." We believe God formed our church to fulfill that mission, and led us to adopt John 15:8 as our key verse. It states, "By this my Father is glorified, that you bear much fruit and so prove to be my disciples." Among the more fruit we believe God wants us to bear at CFBC is to produce more disciples. May it be ou...

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Basic Bible Study Method Tools

Bible study tools are not meant to replace your Bible! But all pastors use them to inform their studies. Tools will help close the gaps that separate you from the original texts (the cultural gap, the historical gap, the literary gap, the geographical gap, the language gap, etc.). You need both general books that cover the Bible as a whole and you need books that deal with...

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The Storyline of the Bible

Making sense of the whole Bible is the greatest tool in understanding the parts. So it is vital to have a clear grasp of the OT to understand the NT. The OT provides the theological context for the NT. In other words, instead of reading the Bible backward (reading the OT through the eyes of the NT), the Bible should be read progressively forward (reading the NT through the...

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Glorifying God Through Parenting

(From the recent God-Honoring Relationships Conference) I can think of no more urgent need than to raise up a generation of children who love God and hate evil (Ps 97:10). The world is insidiously seductive (1 John 2:15-17). Our children's very own flesh wars against them, and Satan himself seeks to devour them. And what should we seek as God's appointed means of grace to...

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The Gospel According to Moses - Thematic Genesis Chapter Headings

The Introduction of God's Story of Mankind and the World, Genesis 14 In man's experience, there are no such things as "fate" or "chance." From the very beginning, God sovereignly and providentially works through all things to move history towards His determined goal, Gen 3:15 (Ramesh P. Richard, "Premillennialism as a Philosophy of HistoryPart 2: Elements of a Biblical Ph...

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Christians, Identity, and the Church

There are a lot of debates these days about identity - debates about political identity, ethnic identity, racial identity, sexual identity, gender identity, and the list goes on. Lines are drawn in the sand, sides are taken, flags are raised, and walls are built. People rally to and around their preferred identity group with no room for dialogue or compromise. It's either...

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Men, Be Like the Last Adam, Not the First

Where did Adam go wrong? This is an important question for all of us. However, it is particularly an important question for men. While God created us male and female in His image and likeness and even delegated the creation mandate (to subdue and rule creation) to us as male and female, God did not hold the man and woman equally responsible for the fall. The NT squarely l...

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