Are You an American “Settler?”

A few years ago, DirecTV released a series of commercials playing on the word, “Settlers.” The commercials starred a family who dressed like “settlers” of the American west. The word-play was that they still lived like the “settlers” of the American west and still used antiquated technology. Thus, they “settled” for cable instead of DirecTV.
 
I would argue that many in American churches have decided to be “Settlers.”

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Biblical Discipleship in a Relational Environment

This is the fourth article in our series answering questions, comments, concerns, and critique of the four principles of discipleship that His Words His Ways Fellowship has adopted over the last year.

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The First Century, Biblical Understanding of Discipleship

“A [biblical] text cannot mean what it never meant to its author or his readers. The true meaning of the biblical text for us is what God originally intended it to mean when it was first spoken.”[1] This most basic rule of exegesis laid out by Gordon and Stuart will be important to remember in this article.

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