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Let Freedom Ring

147 Disciple Up Let Freedom Ring! By Louie Marsh, 2-19-2020 1 For freedom Christ has set us free; stand firm therefore, and do not submit again to a yoke of slavery. Galatians 5:1 (ESV) It’s amazing to see how often a desire for freedom appears in history. You see it over and over again. Some times it’s a misunderstanding of what freedom is, but it’s there. From the recent Arab Spring (which certainly is not about freedom the way we in the West understand it) to the Tea Party to the...


The Supremacy of the Son

146 Disciple Up The Supremacy Of The Son, Col. 1: 15-23 By Louie Marsh, 2-12-2020 Intro. To help us understand vs. 15-20 underline the words ALL & EVERYTHING and then underline what they are connected to and you'll find the following - 1) Firstborn of ALL creation (15) 2) He created ALL things (16) 3) He is before ALL things (17) 4) ALL things hold together in Him 17 5) He is supreme in ALL things (18) 6) ALL of the fulness is in Him (19) 7) He has reconciled ALL things to Him...


Two Kinds of People

Disciple Up # 145 Two Kinds of People By Louie Marsh, 2-5-2020 I’ve read a lot of articles, jokes, etc that start with the line, “There are two kinds of people…” Today I’m adding my own ideas to this mix, whether it’s wanted, needed and helpful or not! Based on my 52 years of experience, I think that there are two kinds of people in the world, those who are introspective and those who aren’t. These two kinds of people aren’t easy to tell apart at first, and they get along well...


Death with Dignity?

Disciple Up #144 Death with Dignity? By Louie Marsh, 1-29-2020 Over the course of my ministry I’ve seen more than a few people die. I remember years ago watching a friend of mine pass and that’s when I first began to ponder the phrase, “Death with Dignity.” I want to make clear that the hospice workers were great! The place was clean, very nice and had everything someone whose terminal could need. I’ve had several people in my church who do hospice work, and I admire them very much....


The Most Oppressive Countries for Christians

Disciple Up # 143 The Most Oppressive Countries for Christians By Louie Marsh, 1-22-2020 Christianity Today Article: https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2020/january/top-christian-persecution-open-doors-2020-world-watch-list.html Disciple Up YouTube Page where the video is available: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCpLH-5-lQzRDF2RtGe89W6A Direct Link to the YouTube Video -


Paul's Prayer For You & Me, Part Two

Disciple Up # 142 Paul's Prayer For You & Me, Col. 1: 9-14 By Louie Marsh, 1-15-2020 If you were asked to pray for a small, struggling group of Christians who you had heard of but never met, what would you pray for? Would you pray for revival, more warmth in their fellowship, more evangelism or that they try some new exciting program to grow? Well Paul didn't he prayed that the Colossians - and us! - would know God's will! Why? Lets see... I) THE KNOWLEDGE OF HIS WILL 9 And so, from...


Is the Bible Reliable?

Disciple Up # 141 Is the Bible Reliable? By Louie Marsh Show Intro – Read E-mail from John Explain this was part of my Basic Bible Questions and this chapter was taken largely from Evidence that Demands a Verdict by Josh McDowell found here: shorturl.at/eoQ68 I have asked this question about the truth of the Bible first for good reason. Everything in Christianity hangs on how this question is answered. If you say, “Yes, the Bible is true,” then you approach the Scriptures as the...


The Real Meaning of Christmas

139 Disciple Up Show Notes The Real Meaning of Christmas By Louie Marsh, 12-18-2019 Past Shows on Christmas: Disciple Up #86 – CS Lewis & Christmas Disciple Up #87 – Non-Pagan Roots of Christmas Disciple Up #88 – Christ Is In X-Mas A Christmas Story Part One – written for my radio show, Tales From the Scrypt, which airs each Wednesday on KLPZ, 1380 AM here in Parker. Available at 1380.com on the...


News: Jesus Game, Micro-Churches, Persecution in China

Disciple Up #138 News: Jesus Game, Micro-Churches, Persecution in China By Louie Marsh, 12-11-2019 NEW book - #forparker 55 Daily Devotionals to strengthen your outreach and evangelism. Available on Amazon as a paperback and e-book: http://shorturl.at/sCFK5 Micro-Congregations: https://www.christianitytoday.com/pastors/2019/fall/carving-out-niche-for-micro-congregations.html Persecution in...


The Supremacy of Christ - Paul's Prayer

Disciple Up Show Notes #137 Colossians: The Supremacy of Christ, Pt 3 Paul's Prayer for You and Me, Col. 1: 9-14 As we study Colossians you might also want to read Ephesians since there are many parallels between them. If you were asked to pray for a small, struggling group of Christians who you had heard of but never met, what would you pray for? Would you pray for revival, more warmth in their fellowship, more evangelism or that they try some new exciting program to grow? Well...


Christian Publishing Is Dying & Why You Should Care

Disciple Up #136 Christian Publishing Is Dying & Why You Should Care By Louie Marsh, 11-27-2019 https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2019/november/christian-bookstores-authors-publishers-changing-market.html Those became mega-bestsellers, but the big retailers also demanded bigger discounts from publishers, in turn undercutting prices at evangelical bookstores. The big stores also sold fewer titles, so publishers increasingly looked for authors with some celebrity or platform,...


Colossians Pt 2 - Thank God for the Gospel

Disciple Up Show Notes The Supremacy of Christ, Colossians Pt. 2 Thank God For the Gospel! By Louie Marsh, 11-20-2019 THANK GOD FOR THE GOSPEL! Col. 1: 1: 1-8 Intro. Paul wrote this book around 62-63 AD probably from Rome. Colossae was in Phrygia on the Lycus river - nearby were the larger cities of Hierapolis & Laodicea. In Paul's day Colossae was in decline - today the site is uninhabited. This letter was written to clear up a heresy which was being taught in the church. The...


Colossians: The Supremacy of Christ - An Introduction

Disciple Up #134 Show Notes Colossians: The Supremacy of Christ Introduction: Examine Our Relationship to the Truth By Louie Marsh, 11-13-2019 Colossae. Colossae was in Phrygia, where religion was practiced with intensity and sometimes frenzy (e.g., the famous mother-goddess cult of Cybele). There is evidence for a Jewish presence in Phrygia as early as the sixth century b.c.; this Phrygian Judaism seems to have mirrored its culture to a significant extent. Christianity likewise...


Kanye & Christ - When Celebrities Come to Jesus

Disciple Up 133 Show Notes Kanye & Christ: When Celebrities Come to Jesus By Louie Marsh, 11-6-2019 With the release of his new album and his statements of being born again, Kanye West is the latest in a very long line of celebrities becoming a Christian. There’s plenty of controversy about this and that’s what we want to talk about today. How do we react when a well known person, entertainer or otherwise, becomes a Christian? Some Celebs who, at one time or another, claimed to be...


Suffering & Keeping the Faith

Disciple Up #132 Show Notes Suffering & Keeping the Faith By Louie Marsh, 10-30-2019 https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2019/october/rankin-wilbourne-brian-gregor-cross-before-me-jesus.html https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2019/october/tobymac-son-truett-foster-mckeehan-21-dies.html https://www.christianitytoday.com/ Taken from The Cross Before Me: Reimagining the Way to the Good Life by Rankin Wilbourne and Brian Gregor, ©2019. Used by permission of David C...


Scripture Over Culture

Scripture Over Culture By Louie Marsh THEORETICAL FAITH: 1) Faith in Christ is MY CHOICE. The Lord is my light and my salvation-- whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life--of whom shall I be afraid? Psalm 27:1 Faith is a personal choice placed in a PERSONAL GOD. 2) Then Jesus becomes MY PERSONAL SALVATION. Then Peter, filled with the Holy Spirit, said to them: "Rulers and elders of the people! If we are being called to account today for an act of kindness...


Live Stream Test Audio - Off the Cuff

It was all off the cuff, so no show notes!


What About Baptism?

Disciple Up # 128 What About Baptism? By Louie Marsh, 10-2-2019 Introduction: The subject of baptism today is in much the same position that a lot of people are when they get married – it comes with a lot of baggage attached! And like most of us, that baggage isn’t good news! This short essay on baptism isn’t intended to answer all the questions and objections and opinions that have accumulated about baptism in 2000 plus years since Christ commanded us to both be baptized and to...


Louie's Law #1 It's NOT All About You (Or Me Either!)

Disciple Up #127 Louie’s Law #1, Nothing Is All About You (Or Me Either!) By Louie Marsh, 9-25-2019 Live Stream on YouTube for International Podcast Day is coming up in 5 days! Link to YouTube: shorturl.at/inMX3 Louie’s Laws – things I believe are important that are supported by Scripture but perhaps not explicitly stated there. Either that or just ideas that are so important I believe they need to be stated and restated. Rick Warren started his best selling book the Purpose...