Our September 2018 Prayer Letter

Dear Friends, Retreat in Trieb Sixteen of us gathered for six days in the ancestral home of the Benecke family in Oberfranken (northern Bavaria) for a retreat on discipleship, and the fruit of discipleship—the formation of Christlikeness in the inner life. Our days...

Characteristics of A Work of God

Printable PDF 1. Insignificant beginnings.  Acts 1:12-15 Jesus had ascended into heaven. Now what? The Christian community numbered only around 120 people. The external environment was filled with danger.  There was the power of Rome and the hostility of Jewish...

How Do I Receive A New Kind of Life in Christ Now?

I don’t “do” it. God “does” it. But I must “choose” it—daily. Jesus: Everyone who practices sin is a slave of sin. John 8:34b Paul: If anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. 2 Corinthians 5:17a 1.  Repentance: I acknowledge my sin, and choose to re-direct my life...

Chapter 2: Discipleship

Maturing Toward Wholeness in the Inner Life CHAPTER 2 Discipleship: Becoming Able to Live the Way Jesus Said is Best Wholeness in the inner life is Christlikeness in the inner life. It develops as we learn to allow Jesus to teach us how to live. (George Miley)...