Your Questions Answered
During the Disciples Making Disciples sermon series, the pastors are taking live questions at the end of the sermon, but there isn’t time to answer all of them. Below are responses to the questions that came in.
Click the text of the question to see the answer.
Questions from 4/17/16
Question: I am young. What is the best way to mature in my faith at this time?
Question: Danny said there are two rivers, one for the church and one for the world and that they are separating. Can't there be a happy medium and still serve Christ?
Question: Is the message today telling us to give up our careers and go work for the church?
Question: How do you quiet your head, and listen to the Lord?
Question: If the last point about thirst and having Jesus and we will never thirst again. but in theory should we not let him quench it but yet always be thirsty for him?
Question: You talk about practicing but what if I don't want to? What if I don't feel like it?
Question: Thirsting for the water - is this the water if the Word spoken to in Ephesians 5:26?
Question: How does a 'hard heart' develop in a person?
Question: What can one do to 'renew' his mind - leading to transformation?
Question: What are some examples of the 'cost' of growing, maturing?
Questions from 4/10/16
Question: How can I make disciples if everyone I know are Christians?
Question: How do you identify discipleship opportunities? How do you ask to disciple someone?
Question: What does it look like to deny ourselves?
Question: What about Jesus brought the disciples to leave everything and follow him?
Question: How do you love those people that make it so hard for you to love them?
Question: As a disciple there are times that me and God are not getting along. I’ve experience some hard things in my life. During those time I don’t feel like talking to God or going to church but because know I should I choose to do it anyway. Some have said that unless I feel like it, it’s not real or it’s somehow sin. Do I have to feel like it all the time or are there times I just need to suck it up?
Question: Jesus’ first disciples left everything including jobs and families to follow him. Why don’t we do it that way today?
Question: How do we know when God is inviting us?
Question: How do we give up self when pressures of life hit?
Question: Rev 3:19, being zealous means repenting? Jesus tells us what it means to be a disciple here?
Question: Pastor James, what is the biggest Victory you and your wife have experienced in your marriage?
Question: Do you ever find yourself defensive when pushed up against the wall regarding your faith? If so, how do you handle it?
Question: For those who ‘know’ Jesus but do not ‘love others’ or struggle to do so, are they apart from Jesus?
Question: What are the top 2–3 things you would recommend each Christian should do to abide?