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Disciple up is a podcast designed to empower disciples of Jesus to follow Him closely and to become more like Him in every area of life.


May 5, 2021 50 min

Disciple Up # 209

Wrestling with Scripture

By Louie Marsh, 5-5-2021


Intro. Excerpts from the article I’m discussing today, with a link to it below. Also some links to John Stott’s books are below as well.


John Stott Would Want Us to Stop, Study, and Struggle



APRIL 26, 2021


It was a bitterly cold January afternoon and rain was pinging sideways off the windows when John Stott emerged from his study. It was t...

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Disciple Up # 208

A Disciple’s Identity Pt. 7: Blessed are the Peacemakers

By Louie Marsh, 4-28-2021


Blessed are the Peacemakers…


9??“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.?Matthew 5:9 (ESV)


When you think of a peacemaker, what comes to mind? A diplomat trying to make peace between warring parties?


Or maybe it’s you trying keep the peace in your family between certain members who are always fight...

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April 21, 2021 43 min

Disciple Up # 207

Are You Ready to be the Bad Guy?

By Louie Marsh, 4-21-2021


Are you ready to the be the bad guy? If not then you’d better get there quickly. Because if you are a follower of Christ who seeks to live your life by the commands of God in the Bible, or as I like to say think biblically, then you are the bad guy right now in many cases and it’s only going to get worse!


Articles Quoted from In This Episode:



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March 31, 2021 58 min

Disciple Up # 205

Christians & Cohabitation

By Louie Marsh, 3-31-2021


Article I read from:




At least three ways to look at marriage:

  • Legal
  • Traditional
  • Biblical
  • 24 For this reason a man shall leave his father and his mother, and be joined to his wife; and they shall become one flesh. Gen. 2:22


    25 Husbands, love your wives, just as ...

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    Disciple Up #204

    Greater Than – Jesus the Greatest of All Time!

    By Louie Marsh, 3-23-2021


    1Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, 2who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God’s house. 3For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—as much more glory as the builder of a house has more honor...

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    Disciple Up # 203

    A Disciple’s Identity, Pt. 6; A Singular Heart

    By Louie Marsh, 3-15-2021


    Intro.  A quiet week – windy day as I record – sorry!


    My YouTube Wargaming Channel - https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCYGrYPesAp1eiXgGRjfxnQw


    Other episodes in this series: Part 1: #185. Part 2: #188, Part 3: #193, Part 4: #197, Part 5: #199


     “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. Matthew 5:8 (ESV)


    Blessed are tho...

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    March 10, 2021 54 min

    Disciple Up Episode 202

    Do I Have a Soul or Am I a Soul?

    Louie Marsh, 3-10-2021




    This episode sparked by an e-mail from a listener named John, who wrote:


    Please check out my biggest and best book – Everyday in the Spirit - https://tinyurl.com/3fct42zn


    I was listening to a podcast called "The Bible Project" and the guys on there bring up a point about the word in Hebrew that is translated into English as "s...

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    March 3, 2021 48 min

    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


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    February 24, 2021 50 min

    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




    (1) Usually a substantive (μαθητής, mathētés, "a learner," from manthánō, "to learn...

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    February 17, 2021 50 min

    Disciple Up # 199

    Mercy, Tolerance & the Loss of Focus

    By Louie Marsh, 2-17-2021


     “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 ch...

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    February 10, 2021 56 min

    Disciple Up # 198

    The Christian Faith & Freedom

    By Louie Marsh, 2-10-2021


    Articles Quoted in this Episode:






    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 mai...

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    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.


     “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 J...

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    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:






    Next Week – Stay Hungry, Disciple’s Identity



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    January 20, 2021 54 min

    Disciple Up # 195

    Dealing with Failure

    By Louie Marsh, 1-20-2021


    Websites I found helpful for this episode:








    2For we all stumble in many ways. And if anyone does not stumble...

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    January 13, 2021 54 min

    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."


    Tradition, tradition... tradition


    "Because of our traditions, we've kept our balance for many, many years.

    Here in Anatevka we have traditions for everything...

    how to ea...

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    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 ancient...

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    December 23, 2020 41 min

    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 Referenced:



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    December 16, 2020 46 min

    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:






    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 pretent...

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