Disciple Up #68 Short Term Mission Trips – Effective or a Waste of Time? By Louie Marsh, 8-8-2018 A listener response on the FB page!!! August 7th at 5:06 AM · Stonemont, GA, Marvin Fore · “Very cool podcast, I’ve really enjoyed the show since I found it.” A brief – or maybe not so brief – summary of my just completed two week trip to Thailand & Myanmar. Some thoughts on what happened, etc. Are Short Term Mission Trips Effective? Today most would say no to this, and I agree there are problems with them. But I know from personal experience they CAN be. Bad
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The Fruit of the Spirit – Goodness, Gal. 5:22
By Louie Marsh
Intro – what’s happening over the next few episodes with my Mission Trip, etc.
1) I am called to PROVE what is good.
1 I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. 2 Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect. Romans 12:1-2 (ESV)
Disciple Up # 64
Life Lessons From Jeremiah, Pt 2 Express & Live My Mission
By Louie Marsh, 7-11-2018
Mission Statement Quotes: http://www.azquotes.com/quotes/topics/mission-statement.html
The most effective way I know to begin with the end in mind is to develop a personal mission statement or philosophy or creed. It focused on what you want to be (character) and to do (contributions and achievements) and on the values or principles upon which being and doing are based. – Stephen Covey
A mission statement is not something you write overnight… But fundamentally, your mission statement becomes your constitution, the solid expression of your vision and values. It becomes the criterion by which you measure everything else in your life. -Stephen Covey
Without a mission statement, you may get to the top of the ladder and then realize it was leaning against the wrong building! – Dave Ramsey
PART TWO: EXPRESS & LIVE MY MISSION
1:10: His Mission Statement
Disciple Up #63
Fruit of the Spirit – Kindness, Gal. 5:22
By Louie Marsh, 6-4-2018
“Cruel to Be Kind” is a 1979 single by Nick Lowe,
You gotta be
Cruel to be kind in the right measure
Cruel to be kind it’s a very good sign
Cruel to be kind means that I love you
Baby, you gotta be cruel to be kind
Disciple Up #62
Life Lessons From Jeremiah
Part One: Endure with No Excuses
By Louie Marsh, 6-27-2018
Dilli, East Timor
PART ONE: ENDURE WITH NO EXCUSES:
1: 1-3: His family and town, near Jerusalem, center of power, might have known many famous people, etc.
Disciple Up #61
Thinking Biblically, Seek Not See God’s Face
By Louie Marsh, 6-20-2018
Intro – My second shot at this due to operator error and a COMMENT rolled in! Thanks to Caressa, won’t mention her last name for privacy.
Why would any Christian go along with this charade?
Is our understanding of the Bible so weak that people don’t know or understand something this basic about our faith?
Disciple Up # 60
Fruit of the Spirit #4 – Patience
By Louie Marsh, 6-13-2018
Welcome to the Disciple Empowering Podcast!
“There is nothing which so certifies the genuineness of a man’s faith as his patience and his patient endurance, his keeping on steadily in spite of everything.” – Martyn Lloyd-Jones
“A blessed spirit is a mould ever more and more patient of the bright metal poured into it, a body ever more completely uncovered to the meridian blaze of the spiritual sun.” -C.S. Lewis
“If I have made any improvement in the sciences, it is owing more to patient attention than to anything beside.” – Isaac Newton
Disciple Up # 59
Discernment & A 54 Million Dollar Jet
By Louie Marsh, 6-6-2018
D- Day Anniversary, 74 years ago today the invasion of France by the Allies began
1 Now the Spirit expressly says that in later times some will depart from the faith by devoting themselves to deceitful spirits and teachings of demons, 1 Timothy 4:1 (ESV)
$54 Million Jet
Disciple Up #58
Making Spiritual Memorials
By Louie Marsh, 5-30-2018
1 : serving to preserve remembrance : commemorative. 2 : of or relating to memory.
Memorial Day is an American holiday, observed on the last Monday of May, honoring the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military. Memorial Day 2018 occurs on Monday, May 28. Originally known as Decoration Day, it originated in the years following the Civil War and became an official federal holiday in 1971. Many Americans observe Memorial Day by visiting cemeteries or memorials, holding family gatherings and participating in parades. Unofficially, it marks the beginning of the summer season.
People have always done this – look at all the monuments in history. See how they often end up commemorating something different than the designers wanted them too – ie. The pyramids.
We all need memorials and days in our lives to reflect upon, learn from and preserve our own spiritual growth.
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Contending for the Faith #1
False Faith & The Thought Police
By Louie Marsh, 5-23-2018
What Contending for Faith Episodes will be:
3 Beloved, although I was very eager to write to you about our common salvation, I found it necessary to write appealing to you to contend for the faith that was once for all delivered to the saints. 4 For certain people have crept in unnoticed who long ago were designated for this condemnation, ungodly people, who pervert the grace of our God into sensuality and deny our only Master and Lord, Jesus Christ. Jude 1:3-4 (ESV)
Disciple Up # 56
The Fruit of the Spirit – Peace
By Louie Marsh, 5-16-2018
Where We’ve Been So Far…
- The Fruit of the Spirit is love. – Pic of Orange
- To become like Jesus I must CHOOSE SPIRIT over my old nature (flesh).
- The Fruit of the Spirit is His fruit and comes by Grace.
- Joy is having God’s PERSPECTIVE on life.
- Joy doesn’t waiver because IT’S A REACTION TO GOD’S UNCHANGING GRACE.
Disciple Up #55
Happy Birthday – look back – Short Short Rounds
By Louie Marsh, 5-9-2018
Intro – Happy Birthday Disciple Up – A few thoughts on this less than momentous occasion.
A little blast from the past, the very first Disciple Up Low Down – The Christian Ghetto
Happy Birthday song
Perhaps my favorite Disciple Up – Accountability