Jesus’ Disciples are on His Mission

Bob Roane Loving and Trusting God, Wise living

Jesus said: As you (the Father) sent me into the world, I have sent them (the disciples) into the world….Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you. (John 17:18, 20:21) Our English word “mission” comes from the Latin “missio” which means sending. God the Father sent His Son to be the Savior of the …

Jesus’ Disciples are Salt and Light

Bob Roane Loving and Trusting God, Wise living

A Coach Makes Disciples Amos Alonzo Stagg (1862–1965) was an American college coach in multiple sports, primarily football. He popularized the huddle, the Statue of Liberty play, onside kick, the T formation, the end-around, and the forward pass. People say that he practically invented football as we know it. He was a devout Christian and his biggest legacy was shaping …

Marks of Jesus’ Disciples

Bob Roane Loving and Trusting God, Wise living

Jesus said, “If you hold to my teaching, you are really my disciples.” (John 8:31) Dave Was an Example I recently retold a story by Donald A. Carson, New Testament scholar and professor. When Carson was in college, he led an evangelistic Bible study. When he felt out of his depths and when skeptics asked the hardest questions, Carson would …

Small But Smart (Part 4)

Bob Roane Counseling, Wise living

Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise: Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer; conies are creatures of little power, yet they make their home in the crags; locusts have no king, yet they advance together in ranks; a lizard can be caught with the hand, yet it …

Small But Smart (Part 3)

Bob Roane Counseling, Wise living

Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise: Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer; conies are creatures of little power, yet they make their home in the crags; locusts have no king, yet they advance together in ranks; a lizard can be caught with the hand, yet it …

Small But Smart (Part 2)

Bob Roane Counseling, Wise living

Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise: Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer; conies are creatures of little power, yet they make their home in the crags; locusts have no king, yet they advance together in ranks; a lizard can be caught with the hand, yet it …

Small But Smart (Part 1)

Bob Roane Counseling, Wise living

Four things on earth are small, yet they are extremely wise: Ants are creatures of little strength, yet they store up their food in the summer; conies are creatures of little power, yet they make their home in the crags; locusts have no king, yet they advance together in ranks; a lizard can be caught with the hand, yet it …

Love Increasing and Overflowing

Bob Roane Counseling, Wise living

May the Lord make your love increase and overflow for each other and for everyone else, just as ours does for you….We love because He first loved us….If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. And so we know and rely on the love God has for us. God is …

Soar, Run, and Walk with Christ (Part 2)

Bob Roane Counseling, Wise living

The Lord gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who trust, wait, and hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be …