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Disciple Up is a Podcast designed to help Empower Disciples to understand and live out their faith in Christ every day.

Disciple Up is a Podcast designed to help Empower Disciples to understand and live out their faith in Christ every day.


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Disciple Up is a Podcast designed to help Empower Disciples to understand and live out their faith in Christ every day.








Christian Skepticism

Disciple Up # 201 Christian Skepticism By Louie Marsh, 3-3-2021 Intro. Where this came from – the forbidden episode?? This episode came from two Mike Rowe posts on his FaceBook page and a lot of things that have been rattling around in my head from nearly day one. Because let’s face it – Hello my name is Louie and I’m a skeptic, and I don’t think I’ll ever recover or want too! Define the Term: skepticism noun skep·​ti·​cism | \ ˈskep-tə-ˌsi-zəm \ Definition of...


Looking Back To Look Forward

Disciple Up #200 Looking Back To Look Forward By Louie Marsh, 2-24-2021 Intro – Open, then play opening of episode #1. The Value of History – a Christian view of history – watching God and man act, as God slowly works out his plan for the age in spite of our sin and folly. First Episode Discussion of the word Disciple DISCIPLE (1) Usually a substantive (μαθητής, mathētés, "a learner," from manthánō, "to learn"; Latin discipulus, "a scholar"): The word is found in the...


Mercy, Tolerance & a Loss of Focus

Disciple Up # 199 Mercy, Tolerance & the Loss of Focus By Louie Marsh, 2-17-2021 7 “Blessed are the merciful, for they shall receive mercy. Matthew 5:7 (ESV) Synonyms for merciful according to Thesarus.com: Charitable, compassionate, forgiving, gracious, humane, lenient, beneficent, bleeding heart, indulgent, liberal, softhearted, tenderhearted, tolerant. To Stay focused I must think MATURELY. “20Brothers, do not be children in your thinking. Be infants in evil, but in your...


The Christian Faith & Freedom

Disciple Up # 198 The Christian Faith & Freedom By Louie Marsh, 2-10-2021 Articles Quoted in this Episode: https://www.thepublicdiscourse.com/2016/09/17405/ https://www.cnsnews.com/commentary/chuck-colson/weve-been-lied-christians-not-enlightenment-invented-modern-science What About Myanmar (Burma)? What Does the Bible Say About This? Not much. What the New Testament has to say about Government isn’t a lot. The main passage on this topic, fittingly enough, is in the book...


Disciple's Identity Pt. 4: Staying Hungry

Disciple Up # 197 A Disciple’s Identity Pt. 4: Staying Hungry! (Plus the Coup In Burma) By Louie Marsh, 2-3-2021 1) I seek God’s righteousness NOT MY OWN since I have forsaken self. 6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. Matthew 5:6 (ESV) This is the key stone in the arch of the Beatitudes. A Christian mourns his own righteousness and seeks that which only comes from Jesus. If I have His righteousness then no one else’s...


50 Most Dangerous Countries to Follow Jesus In 2021

Tales From the Scrypt # 196 50 Most Dangerous Countries to Follow Jesus In 2021 By Louie Marsh, 1-27-2021 Links to articles read from in show: https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2021/january/christian-persecution-2021-countries-open-doors-watch-list.html https://www.theguardian.com/world/2021/jan/13/christian-persecution-rises-as-people-refused-aid-in-covid-crisis-report Next Week – Stay Hungry, Disciple’s Identity “18“If the world hates you, know that it has hated me...


Dealing with Failure

Disciple Up # 195 Dealing with Failure By Louie Marsh, 1-20-2021 Websites I found helpful for this episode: http://www.bridgetothebible.com/What%20does%20Bible%20say/11%20Coping%20with%20Failure.htm https://www.psychologytoday.com/us/blog/widows-guide-healing/201606/5-ways-cope-failure https://www.biblesprout.com/articles/christian-life/overcome-failure/ “2For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble in what he says, he is a perfect man, able also to...


Tradition & Change

Disciple Up #194 Tradition & Change By Louie Marsh, 1-13-2021 Intro. Tradition and me Let’s begin with this… We stay because Anatevka is our home... And how do we keep our balance? That I can tell you in one word... Tradition." (Chorus) Tradition, tradition... tradition (Tevye) "Because of our traditions, we've kept our balance for many, many years. Here in Anatevka we have traditions for everything... how to eat, how to sleep, even, how to wear clothes. For instance, we...


The Disciple's Identity - The Mighty Meek

Disciple Up #193 The Disciple’s Identity Part 3: The Mighty Meek By Louie Marsh, 1-6-2021 INTRO: What’s happening, where from here? Etc. 200th episode coming up! I am on Parlor - @discipleup. Previous Disciple’s Identity – Episodes 185, 188. “5“Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” (Matthew 5:5, ESV) Meek Not Weak The meek (οἱ πραεις [hoi praeis]). Wycliff has it “Blessed be mild men.” The ancients used the word for outward conduct and towards men. They...


Persecution Disillusion & the End of 2020

Disciple Up #192 Persecution, Disillusion & the End of 2020 By Louie Marsh, 12-30-2020 North Korean Persecution: https://www.christianitytoday.com/news/2020/december/north-korea-persecution-christians-human-rights-report-kfi.html Ravi Zacharias’...


Slaughter of the Innocent

Disciple Up # 191 Slaughter of the Innocent By Louie Marsh, 12-23-2020 Old Episodes About Christmas: Episode 35: Should Disciples Celebrate Christmas? Episode 36: Tales From the Scrypt – the Christmas Story Episode 87: The Non-Pagan Roots of Christmas Episode 88: Christ IS In X-Mas Episode 139: The Real Meaning of Christmas and Other Christmas Stuff Websites...


False gods & the Church at Odds

Disciple Up # 190 False gods & the Church at Odds By Louie Marsh, 12-16-2020 Intro. What’s coming up for the next two weeks. Link to the Article Read: https://www.christianitytoday.com/ct/2020/december/idols-worshiping-false-god.html QUOTE: Our hearts still fall into that same satanic groove, quickly moving from confessing “I believe in God” to talking about “the God I believe in,” to making the most dire and pretentious utterance of all: “I could never believe in a God...


Celebrity Pastors

Disciple Up #189 Celebrity Pastors By Louie Marsh, 12-10-2020 Article Link: https://www.christianitytoday.com/pastors/2020/december-web-exclusives/celebrity-pastor-entitlement-church-culture-humility.html Celebrity Definition: 1: the state of being celebrated : FAME The actress lived a life of celebrity. 2: a famous or celebrated person. Many celebrities attended the awards ceremony. Given that definition the Pope is a celebrity, Billy Graham was the biggest Christian...


A Disciple's Identity Pt. 2 - Mourning

Disciple Up # 188 A Disciple’s Identity Pt. 2 – Mourning By Louie Marsh, 12-2-2020 Intro. First in this series was back in Episode 185. Today we’ll continue with part two. “4“Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.” (Matthew 5:4, ESV) I) THE ROCK BOTTOM REALITY 1, Can be translated "Happy", but that is misleading, since happiness is a subjective emotion dependent on circumstances 2, In the Bible blessing is something a greater does for a lesser, it is an...


Repentance, Works & Salvation

Disciple Up # 187 What About Repentance, Works & Salvation? By Louie Marsh, 11-25-2020 Intro. Happy Thanksgiving! An E-mail comes in: Hello louie this is josh again and I have been struggling to understand this topic that I have came apon concerning ones salvation. The topic is a few questions, are we saved in just believing in christ or Is repentance required for salvation? Roman's 10:9-13. In this passage Paul does not mention repentance as a need for salvation. Is believing...


Jesus Suffered & Understands Our Suffering

Disciple Up # 186 Greater Than, Part 4 Jesus Suffered & Understands Our Suffering; Hebrews 2:5-18 By Louie Marsh, 11-18-2020 Intro. Angels Won’t Rule the World - Hebrews 2:5-8 “5For it was not to angels that God subjected the world to come, of which we are speaking. 6It has been testified somewhere, “What is man, that you are mindful of him, or the son of man, that you care for him? 7You made him for a little while lower than the angels; you have crowned him with glory and honor,...


A Disciple's Identity Pt. 1

Disciple Up # 185 A Disciple’s Identity, Pt. 1 By Louie Marsh, 11-11-2020 Intro. This is coming out on Veteran’s Day – November 11th so Thank You! 1) Jesus tells me what it TAKES & MEANS to be His disciple. 1 Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. Matthew 5:1 (ESV) In Greek THE mountain – the Sinai of the NT 2) He begins by describing WHO & WHAT real disciples of Jesus are. 2 And he opened his mouth and taught...


When Your Side Loses

Disciple Up # 184 When Your Side Loses By Louie Marsh, 11-4-2020 Intro: Another show I’d rather not do but feel it’s needed. For the first time in my life I’m actually worried that no matter what happens in the election tomorrow (I’m recording this on Monday November 2nd 2020) that the United States might not stay united. That’s BAD! Two kinds of people after an election – winners and LOSERS!! It’s not fun to be a LOSER! So how do we handle losing, especially when we think it was...


When God Speaks - Listen!

Disciple Up # 183 When God Speaks…Listen! By Louie Marsh, 10-29-2020 Intro. Thoughts on last week’s episode – No Place for Repentance? Sad that many leave their hidden sin as their legacy. There are at least three times in the New Testament when God seems to have been rude to the Apostle Peter. Three times when God interrupted and silenced Peter to make a point. What was so important that God decided to act like this? Let’s find out. I) The Content of Christianity About eight...


No Room for Rerpentance?

Disciple Up # 182 No Place for Repentance? By Louie Marsh, 10-21-2020 Intro. Episode on change is going to be a ways off. Today’s episode wasn’t planned or wanted actually, but here it is and I feel like we have to deal with it like it or not. We’ve talked about this in episodes 93, 96 and at least one before 93 but I’m not sure which one. Also see episodes 97, 98, 99 – Wounded by the Church “1When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the...