Our Highest Priority

Our Highest Priority

Our Highest Priority

Our Highest Priority! What–or Who–is our highest priority? Our loving God and the Lord Jesus Christ must always be given the glory that they richly deserve. The Lord God is the source of all things, the goal of all things, and the reason why all things continue to exist. He created us through Christ the Word and recreates us to […]

How Inclusive is Salvation?

How Inclusive is Salvation?

How Inclusive is Salvation? We know that universalism is a theological option in our world. This teaches that ultimately all persons will be saved by God and will be with Him eternally. One authority defines universalism in this way: Known historically as apokatastasis, the belief that all persons will be saved. Hence universalism involves the affirmation of universal salvation and […]

The Way of Salvation and Why it is Different from what You Imagine!

The Way of Salvation and Why it is Different from what You Imagine!

The Way of Salvation and Why it is Different from what You Imagine! The amazing, eye-opening and shocking truth about how to go to heaven! Richard Hollerman We know that there are many factors that contribute to our choice of a religion in life. You may have been born in India and was raised in a devout Hindu family. What […]

Time is Running Out!

Time is Running Out!

Time is Running Out! Richard Hollerman Maybe you have taken a timed test in school as I have and were aware that the end of the time allotted was soon approaching. You had to rush to complete the examination and felt that you didn’t do a good job. Your time ran out! You may have had a day off work […]

You Can Have Assurance of Heaven!

You Can Have Assurance of Heaven!

You Can Have Assurance of Heaven! Most people go through life with only a vague idea of what lies before them. Maybe they have remembered that a pastor told them that they would go to heaven when they died. A friend may have said, “You’ll be going to a better place!” A preacher or teacher may have promised that God would […]

Easy Believism and the Sinner’s Prayer

Easy Believism and the Sinner’s Prayer

Easy Believism and the Sinner’s Prayer Richard Hollerman Most of us have heard of the term, “easy believism.”  This is given to the idea that all one needs to do to be forgiven of his sins and be born again is to “simply believe.”  Properly understood, this may be a proper Biblical term, providing one means a sincere heart-felt faith […]

Imagine a Thousand Years Ago!

Imagine a Thousand Years Ago!

Imagine a Thousand Years Ago! Richard Hollerman I would like you to do some imagining with me. Place yourself back 1,000 years ago—which would be the year AD 1016. Or you could imagine 1,500 years ago, 1,200 years ago, or 700 years ago. Your ancestor might be living in a village in England, Germany, Italy, France, or Spain. Or he […]

My God

My God

  My God  Have you come to know God in a personal way? Is He not only sovereign Lord, King, and Leader but also your God, Father, and Friend?  Richard Hollerman   Abraham was called the “friend” of God  (James 2:23)  None of us can fathom how utterly essential it is to be in a right relationship with God Almighty. […]

The Thought of Jesus

The Thought of Jesus

The Thought of Jesus Of all the thoughts my mind can conceive, nothing compares with that of the Lord Jesus Christ. He existed before all things and through Him all things came into being. Sustaining the universe through His power, He reflects the very glory of God. He is the image of the Father and through Him the Father is […]

Is Jesus the ONLY Way?

Is Jesus the ONLY Way?

Is Jesus the ONLY Way?  Have you ever wondered about these questions:  Are there many roads that lead to eternal life?  Are we all eventually going to go to heaven?  Do all religions point us to God?  Do we all worship and serve the true God?  Is religious pluralism pleasing to God?  Have all religious leaders and teachers taught the […]

Life and Death! If I Had Only One More Message to Share with You!

Life and Death! If I Had Only One More Message to Share with You!

  Life and Death in Light of Eternity If I Had Only One More Message to Share with You Richard Hollerman Let’s imagine that we were good friends and you wanted me to share with you the deepest, most intimate, and most important matters in your life. You would want me to sit beside you, with open ears, with an […]

Are You One of the Few?

Are You One of the Few?

  Are You One of the Few? Do you believe most will go to heaven—or hell? What does God tell us about who will be saved? What examples in history illustrate the fewness of the saved? Learn how most people are religiously deceived about this utterly important matter! Are you one of the few? Jesus said that only a “few” will enter […]

The Name of Jesus  (Poem)

The Name of Jesus (Poem)

The Name of Jesus Your name, dear Jesus, fills my heart When I remember You. The many titles, words and terms Are old but ever new. The name of “Jesus” signifies Salvation of the Lord. For God has saved us by Your blood And by Your holy Word. You are the “Messiah” of the Lord, The “Christ” of God most […]

The Names of Jesus (list)

The Names of Jesus (list)

JESUS HIS NAMES, TITLES, AND POSITIONS Advocate Alpha and Omega Amen Anointed One Apostle Author and Perfecter of Faith Author of Salvation Beginning and the End Beginning of the Creation of God Beloved Branch Bread of God Bread of Life Bridegroom Bright Morning Star Chief Shepherd Choice Stone Chosen One Christ Corner Stone David Deliverer Door Eternal Father Faithful and […]

How Does One Become a Christian?

How Does One Become a Christian?

How Does One Become a Christian? A Simple Discussion about a Vital Theme! Richard Hollerman God is the ultimate Author of the Bible.  Jesus Himself said to His Father (God), “Your word is truth” (John 17:17). Paul the apostle echoed the same idea when he said, “All Scripture is inspired by God” (2 Timothy 3:16). Peter said something similar: “Men […]

Do You Know  WHEN You Were Saved?

Do You Know WHEN You Were Saved?

Do You Know When You Were Saved? Richard Hollerman Do you know when you were saved? Do you know exactly when you came to Christ and were “born again” of water and Spirit? Do you know when you were transferred “from darkness to light” and “from the dominion of Satan to God? As you can imagine, this question is an […]

A Surpassing Love for Jesus!

A Surpassing Love for Jesus!

   Richard Hollerman A surpassing love for Jesus! Do you believe that you truly love the Lord Jesus? Are you passionately devoted to Him, think about Him, defend Him, and are loyal to Him wherever you may be? Do you speak to Him and sing about Him? Are you willing to choose Him before any other human being? Do you […]

Seekers Welcomed!

Seekers Welcomed!

  You may be one of the people who regularly visit these pages on our True Discipleship website.  Or this may be the first time you have come to our site to examine our contents.  We welcome you!  The fact that you have come must indicate some degree of interest in spiritual things.  You may even want to learn about […]

CHRIST OUR LIFE: Part 3

CHRIST OUR LIFE (Part 3) Serving Jesus Frequently believers are referred to as slaves or servants of the Lord Jesus. Paul, for instance, called himself “a bond-servant of Christ Jesus” (Romans 1:1; cf. Gal. 1:10). He referred to Epaphras as “a faithful servant of Christ” and “a bondslave of Jesus Christ” (Col. 1:7; 4:12). Timothy also was “a servant of […]

CHRIST OUR LIFE – Part 4

  CHRIST OUR LIFE (Part 4) Confession of Jesus Our life should be so filled to overflowing with Christ Jesus that it will be natural for us to speak of Him wherever we may be. As Paul wrote, “Having the same spirit of faith, according to what is written, ‘I believed, therefore I spoke,’ we also believe, therefore also we […]

CHRIST OUR LIFE – Part 5

  CHRIST OUR LIFE (Part 5) How Can We Not Love and Serve Such a Savior! If you have followed our line of thought in this article, hopefully you have been able to see that Christ has every reason to be our very life. He created us (John 1:3) and sustains us (Col. 1:16-17). He has redeemed us (1 Peter […]

Spiritual Blessings in Christ Jesus 

Spiritual Blessings in Christ Jesus 

              Many people in this world view Jesus as merely an historical figure—perhaps nothing more than a great teacher, a worthy example, or an unfortunate martyr.  Others acknowledge that Jesus was the Son of God and our Savior—but they fail to recognize the full richness of His nature and character.             God wants us to see the Lord Jesus […]

A Sincere and Friendly Invitation

A Sincere and Friendly Invitation

 What is most important to you?  What is the purpose of your life?  Are you living for today or for eternity? Are you really prepared to die today?  I invite You… Yesterday I sat at the bedside of a friend whom I’ll call John (all names have been changed).  I felt helpless.  John’s body was invaded with cancer in multiple […]

Zeal

GUEST ARTICLE Zeal! A disciple can be forgiven if he does not have great mental ability. He can be forgiven also if he does not display outstanding physical prowess. But no disciple can be excused if he does not have zeal. If his heart is not aflame with a red-hot passion for the Savior, he stands condemned. After all, Christians […]

Jesus is Your Supply

Jesus is Your Supply

Jesus is Your Supply We know that Jesus lived in Galilee in Palestine in the first century of this era. He lived in history and this is important. However, we must advance beyond this superficial knowledge to a richer and deeper level of knowledge. We must have a deeply personal relationship with Jesus as a Person! Jesus not only lived […]

Guard Yourselves from Idols

Guard Yourselves from Idols

Guard Yourselves from Idols!   Richard Hollerman   There seems to be a basic tendency of man to reject the true and living God and to fashion idols or false gods of their own imagination. Constantly through history, God called people back to a pure worship of Him, the unseen God and Creator, and away from their own imagined deities. […]

Facts You Need to Know

Facts You Need to Know

  Do you want to live forever? Do you want your eternal dwelling place to be heaven. . . . where you will find true fulfillment, absolute security, unimagined beauty, breathtaking surroundings, perfect health and vigor, and inexpressible joy? And this will not last for a year, a thousand years, but it will be endless existence—eternal life! What’s more, you […]

Shipwreck to Salvation

Shipwreck to Salvation

Shipwreck to Salvation! They lost everything— But found that which matters most! Introduction Is it possible for you and me to have the same faith, life, joy, love, worship, hope, and excitement that the early believers in Christ experienced? Is it possible for us—in our age—to learn, believe, and obey the same truth that the people did who heard Christ […]

Fellowship with God the Father and The Lord Jesus Christ

  Fellowship with God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ Our life in Christ involves a sweet fellowship with Him and with God our Father. Again and again we notice Scriptural passages that reveal an intimate spiritual union and saving relationship with God through the Lord Jesus Christ. What an amazing privilege and blessed experience is ours! The privilege […]

Christ Our Life

CHRIST OUR LIFE (Part 1) An Earnest Appeal to Those Who Have a PassionTo Know Christ Better and Seek a More Intimate Walk with Him Introduction The true Christian knows that Jesus is a living Person who calls us to have a personal relationship with Him! He wants to fill our heart with Himself! He wants us to center our […]

CHRIST OUR LIFE – Part 2

CHRIST OUR LIFE (Part 2) Our Conversion was Christ-centered In the religious world, people generally are “converted” to a religion, such as Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, or Judaism. They accept a set of beliefs, a system of religion, a collection of rules, a few rituals, and a philosophy of life. Even in the realm of “Christendom,” people speak of “joining a […]

Jesus

JESUS Advocate Alpha and Omega Amen * Anointed One * Apostle Author and Perfecter of Faith * Author of Salvation Beginning and the End * Beginning of the Creation of God Beloved * Branch * Bread of God * Bread of Life * Bridegroom Bright Morning Star * Chief Shepherd * Choice Stone * Chosen One Christ * Corner Stone […]

The Desire of My Heart

The Desire of My Heart

The Desire of My Heart I want all of my heart, soul, mind and strength to be entirely focused on God my Father through Jesus Christ my Lord. Every area of my life is to be fully centered on Him. With this in mind, the following thoughts express my heart’s desire. (You may adapt the wording to actually pray the […]