Deuteronomy 31:12-13¬†encourages us to, ‚Äú Gather the people together, men and women and little ones, and the stranger who is within your gates, that they may hear and that they may learn to fear the LORD your God and carefully observe all of the words of this law, and that their children, who have not known it, may hear and learn to fear the LORD your God as you live in the land which you cross the Jordan to possess.¬†
To reach our online¬†community with the full counsel of the Word of God. My¬†mission is directed at preparing believers to go out into their spheres of influence and share the hope that binds all believers together. My mission is to reach the lost with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ. I draw from I Corinthians 9:19-23 to this end. My goal is not to achieve numbers as if it were some kind of trophy, but to achieve numbers of Christ-lovers who are armed with the message of Jesus Christ, that are so in love with the LORD that they can‚Äôt help but share His love with others. I understand that my mission is to share the message of Jesus. My mission is to be a tool by which the Holy Spirit can reproduce fishers of men. As an extension of my mission, I desire to help those who follow this blog to learn how to live out the Scriptures on a daily basis as I am still learning, through a faithful presentation of the Word of God. I know that the Gospel message is the most important message to all humanity, and I ¬†want to lead people to the cross where they might embrace the lover of their souls, Jesus Christ. Therefore, my mission is embodied by the simple truth found in the Bible and it alone.
Where many ministries¬†focus on saving the lost I understand that it is the work of the Holy Spirit that accomplishes this great and glorious task. My purpose is to to use my spiritual giftedness to help establish an online venue for the LORD to do His amazing work and then faithfully minister to those whom the LORD has saved. The work of the Holy Spirit is awe inspiring and to share in the privilege of participating in His work is my souls desire, and yet I feel that once a person is born again they must be discipled along the way as the LORD, who began the good work and will be faithful to complete it, allows me to minister His Word and encourage His saints. My passion for the lost is of equal importance and so it is my intended purpose to be a beacon of light in our community that sinners both saved and unsaved can run to as the LORD places the urgency upon their hearts. my primary purpose is to deliver the Word of God, ¬†faithfully and completely. I am not out to win the favor of men, but this does not mean that I am not hospitable. I am not out to appease worldly living, although I am a sinner just like you and need desperately to be restored to a right relationship with Jesus Christ on a daily basis, and so I can empathize with the lost and then show them to the cross. And so to sum up my purpose succinctly: It is my purpose to fulfill His purposes, on purpose! This is what I know the LORD has called me to.¬†
Greetings! ¬†I live in Richmond, Texas and I am looking to see if anyone might like to join me¬†for a regular weekly Bible study. My desire¬†is to one day plant a church as the LORD allows. I tend to be an island to myself as guys tend to do, but I am in a place in my life where I need accountability. Someone once told me that it is important to have a Paul, ¬†a Barnabas, and Timothy in your life. A Paul to mentor you and guide you in spiritual matters, a Barnabas who is a fellow servant and encourager to walk the walk with you, and a Timothy that you are mentoring and discipling along the way. Up until recently, my life has been devoid of all three. Praise be to God He is bringing people my way now to fill these gaps.
My name is Nick Covanes I am the host and teacher of this little blog called Distinctive Discipleship. I am the husband of Erin Covanes and the father of six wonderful children: Noah, Jacob, Isabelle, Nikko, Jennin, and Dimi. Nick is a graduate of Houston Baptist University, and the owner of a small business (Adwebvertising, LLC). I have been a saved believer for over 25 years and have dedicated my life to the service of Jesus Christ.
I am passionate about the study of the WORD of God and sharing it in every facet of his life. I live and work in Richmond, Texas.