To the Philippians…

To the Philippians…

The students recently studied the book of Philippians Recently we did a study on the Book of Philippians. It was so good--what amazes me is that Paul was still able to write such a letter like this, full of so much joy, gratitude, hope, and encouragement, while in the...

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Jeremiah Seventeen Nine

"The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately sick; who can understand it?” Jeremiah 17:9 (ESV) This verse used to make my skin crawl. If you would have asked me if I agreed with this scripture before coming to GFA School of Discipleship, I would have...

How Near God Is

Leaving my home in Idaho to come to GFA School of Discipleship and everything that that step of faith entailed--being away from family, work, my church body, friends, the list goes on--has really showed me how near God is! Through the Lord’s mercies we are not...

Perspective and the Real Focus

Perspective. So lately I've been feeling pretty overwhelmed and stressed. I haven't had much alone time (I'm very much of an introvert) and the book we're going over in class is pretty heavy. This morning in chapel however, the Lord gave me a vision (I promise I'm not...

You’re an Overcomer – Jesus is the Victory

You're an overcomer Stay in the fight 'til the final round You're not going under 'Cause God is holding you right now You might be down for a moment Feeling like it's hopeless That's when He reminds you That you're an overcomer   Five years ago, a friend shared this...

I Shall Not Want

“From the love of my own comfort From the fear of having nothing From a life of worldly passions Deliver me O God From the need to be understood And from a need to be accepted From the fear of being lonely Deliver me O God Deliver me O God And I shall not want, no, I...

Dying To Yourself

When the ad for School of Discipleship says, “die to yourself for a year," they sincerely mean that. Upon arriving here, the concept was presented to my intellect and I perceived that I understood the practice…goodness, was I wrong! Knowing a concept or ideology and...

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