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Michael Peters

About Michael Peters

Dr. Michael Peters is the lead pastor of Christ the King: TheCellChurch.com. He is married to Linda, and they have two children and seven grandchildren. Dr. Peters graduated from Covenant Seminary with an MA and obtained a PhD in historical theology from Saint Louis University. He has written several books. His most recent is titled Cell Vision. It’s about organic discipleship and how to develop supporters into disciple makers. He taught critical thinking and Biblical worldview at Missouri Baptist University. His favorite course textbook was Closing of the American Mind by Allan Bloom. His favorite philosopher is Nietzsche because postmodern people are just catching up with premodern Nietzsche. And his favorite Christian writer is G.K. Chesterton because he understood the difference between a poet and theologian. “The poet,” he wrote, “only asks to get his head into the heavens. It is the theologian who seeks to get the heavens into his head. And it is his head that splits.”

How Jesus Made Disciples

[Worldview of Christ Part 18] The Greek word mathetes is translated disciple.  It means learner.  But in what sense?  As an adjunct professor, I taught at a university and at the end of the semester, I graded the students and they graded me.  I graded them as to whether they could repeat what I taught. [...]

By |February 17th, 2017|Blog|0 Comments

The Good Steals Devotion From Jesus

The title is intentional radical. I trust you realize that Jesus was radical. He was so radical that he offended his disciples by receiving the devotion of a woman who poured costly perfume on him. While they were upset with her, Jesus said, “Wherever this gospel is preached throughout the world, what she has done [...]

By |February 6th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Intolerance of Truth

The world does not tolerate truth and truth does not tolerate the world.  “The world hates me,” Jesus said, “because I testify of it that its deeds are evil” (John 7:7).  The world and truth have incompatible differences even though the world speaks about tolerance. The world’s talk of tolerance is nothing more than a [...]

By |October 31st, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Jesus Was Called a Friend of Sinners But He Didn’t Make Friends of Sinners

I realize the title of this blog runs across the grain of what many say about how we are to relate to the lost.  There’s a misconception of Jesus that says he made friends of sinners.  It sounds cool.  But we need to be clear what we mean when we say, “Jesus was a friend [...]

By |October 25th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Jesus Rejected the Endorsement of a Respected Leader

[Part 13] All of us like to receive compliments especially from those we respect, but Jesus rejected the endorsement of a very respectable leader.  An endorsement rises above a compliment and gives a stamp of approval.  It’s like a seal on a package that endorses the product inside.  The endorsement authenticates the product and gives [...]

By |October 3rd, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Jesus Did Not Endorse Caesar

[Part 12] During this political season it’s important to remember that Jesus did not endorse Caesar when he said, “Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." (Matthew 22:21).  Supporting the role of secular government does not mean we endorse the lifestyles of those in authority. [...]

By |September 14th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Gender Identity Created by God

[Part 11] Pope Francis said this past week that it’s terrible for schools to tell children that they can choose their gender.  The choosing of gender is the logical development of separating gender from sex.  In universities across America, young adults are taught that gender is a social construct; whereas sex is biological. Like so [...]

By |September 6th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Values are not Commands to Jesus

[Part 10] We live in a world of values.  People voice their values, vote their values and join churches that reflect their values.  According to Alan Bloom, who wrote The Closing of the American Mind, someone who lives his values is respected for his or her character, and great religious leaders are value givers.  Moses, [...]

By |August 31st, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Scripture: Final in Authority to Jesus

[Part 9] According to the worldview of Jesus, the Scripture is final in authority.  He answered every temptation of Satan with a quote from Scripture.  Three times Jesus said, “It is written” (Matthew 4:4, 7 & 10).  Then, he followed those words with quotes from the book of Deuteronomy (Deuteronomy 8:3, 6:16 & 6:13).  Even [...]

By |August 19th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Self-Denial: Not the Same as Denying Yourself

[Part 8] The third and final temptation of Christ in the wilderness was a blatant appeal to self-exaltation.  Satan offered Jesus the kingdoms of the world if Jesus would just worship him.  Jesus replied, “Get thee hence, Satan: for it is written, Thou shalt worship the Lord thy God, and Him only shalt thou serve” [...]

By |August 16th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments