Tuesday, December 27, 2016

7 Disciplines Evangelical Christians MUST Embrace to Boldly Defend Their Faith


This video is a CALL TO ACTION for Evangelical Christians and Churches. 

Biblical Apologetics -- boldly defending the Christian Faith – is a critical skill Evangelical Christians and Churches MUST pursue to reverse the disturbing trends in our faith.  These trends are impacting EVERY sector of Christianity: Adults, Youth, and even Pastors.

In this video, Michael I. Kaplan presents the 7 core disciplines of Apologetics that Churches should use as a foundation and model for their Discipleship Programs.  

1. Bible Study Methods and Hermeneutics
2. History and Historical Theology
3. Biblical Languages and Research Methods
4. Logic, Rhetoric, and Critical Thinking
5. Prayer and Biblical Fasting
6. Biblical Discipleship and Mentorship
7. Applying Biblical Truths to the Cultural Landscape



Monday, December 26, 2016

Channel Introduction: The 3 Missions of Christian Warrior Ministries


Christian Warrior Ministries created this brief video to provide viewers with the scope of our ministry mission, and explain the types of videos subscribers can expect to view on this channel.  All content will be based on 3 primary missions:

- DISCIPLESHIP
- MENTORING
- EVANGELISM

In this video, Michael I. Kaplan explains these three missions, the purpose of these missions and the plan for fulfilling Christ’s Great Commission.  



7 Tips for Sharing the Gospel with ABSOLUTE Confidence


Many Christians feel uncomfortable when they hear the word “Evangelism,” and experience a sense of fear when instructed to fulfill Christ’s Great Commission.  These feelings, like those experienced when presented with an opportunity to speak publicly, are completely natural.  They are also completely UNNECESSARY and easy to overcome.

In this video, Michael I. Kaplan shares 7 tips that will allow you to share the Gospel of Christ with ABSOLUTE confidence.  




Saturday, December 17, 2016

Discipleship Ministry

Discipleship Ministry Overview

Location:
The Midtown Deli & Bagel Shop (see map below)
Day:
Thursday Mornings
Time:
7:00 am – 8:15 am

Meetings will begin on January 05, 2017

Our Christian Discipleship Ministry is the active pursuit of men to connect them to God, His Word, and other men for the purpose of winning, growing, and training disciples in Christ.

FACT: God will use the heart and life of anyone who chooses to make himself available to Him. The Bible says, "Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you." This is the great commission spoken by Christ. In other words, Jesus Christ is commissioning His followers to go into the entire world and reproduce believers. This is a noble work and an awesome responsibility.

How do we reproduce believers? Can a discipleship ministry enable a man to better understand his calling in life and how to achieve it? Can a discipleship ministry challenge a man to grow deeper in knowledge, understanding, and faith? Can a discipleship ministry teach men how to live a biblical lifestyle?

The answer to this question is an unequivocal “YES.”

Discipleship Ministry Goals

KNOWLEDGE:  It is imperative for Christian men to study God's Word constantly and consistently. A deeper under of a Scripture can only be accomplished through the study of all Scripture. This serves to provide a strong foundation for an unshakable faith.

APPLICATION:  Christian men must learn to apply God's Word to all areas of their life.  Armed with a strong foundation of knowledge, Christian men continually learn how to apply biblical truths to the rapidly changing cultural landscape around them.

FELLOWSHIP:  Christian men must establish within themselves a priority to regularly connect with other Christian men for the purpose of community, accountability, confession, and prayer.

SUPPORT:  It's imperative for Christian men to continually learn to address major life temptations and/or crises according to their needs and life circumstance. Support and encouragement from the discipleship ministry and group members is essential to individual success.

CONTRIBUTE:  All Christian men get involved in some form of ministry based on their gifts and talents. God has called each of us to bless others based upon the gifts He has instilled in us.

IMPACT:  Christian men invest their time and resources into the lives of other Christian disciples to create long-lasting and powerful spiritual benefits.  The Bible clearly states we will "be known by our fruit," and the fruit of the spiritual seeds we sow in the lives of others should be abundant.

SHARING:  Armed with a solid foundation of biblical knowledge and understanding,  combined with the active support of fellow disciples of Christ, Christian men can confidently share the Gospel of Christ, harvest new believers for the Body of Christ, and fulfill their responsibility outlined in the Great Commission.

The Midtown Deli & Bagel Shop



Additional Information

For additional information, please feel free to contact Michael I. Kaplan via the email address or phone number listed on the contact page of this website.  If you have a bible (any translation) you're encouraged to bring it with you, along with a means to take notes.

Have a blessed day and we'll look forward to seeing you on Thursday morning at The Midtown Deli.

The Danger of Pride: Rejecting Truthful Bible Interpretation


As Christians, we often set aside PRIDE as a "minimal sin" while focusing on social issues that seem to warrant more attention. However, pride is a serious sin and, as seen in Proverbs 16:5, has serious consequences in the eyes of God:

"Everyone proud in heart is an abomination to the Lord; Though they join forces, none will go unpunished." (Proverbs 16:5)

Can you imagine being an abomination before Christ, such that he doesn't even want you in His sight? Join Michael I. Kaplan for a small group discussion on this thought provoking topic.




I had an outstanding time speaking with this Men's Bible Study Group in Texas.  A highly motivated group of gentlemen committed to serving the Lord.  Please help keep this active mission powerful and moving forward.

Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Please Help Our Christian Discipleship Mission Stay Strong


Christian Warrior Ministries: Defending the Christian Faith

Please help us continue our mission of spreading God’s Word and empowering Disciples of Christ.  Thanks to the support of believers like you, our mission has been a great success.  Please help us to keep our faith-based mission strong and moving forward.

If you’re led to support our mission of spreading God’s Word – creating Discipleship Ministries and providing Christian education to the Church congregations we are called to serve – please visit the link below.  Have a Blessed week and stay strong in your faith!


Michael I. Kaplan is a speaker, professional instructor and bestselling author who is dedicated to boldly proclaiming the Christian faith. He currently lives in Savannah, GA and is a graduate student pursuing a Doctoral degree at Southern Evangelical Seminary.

Michael lectures regularly to faith-based organizations on the topics of apologetics (reasoned arguments or writings in justification of theological doctrine), biblical studies and spiritual warfare. 

He is currently involved with a lecture series in Texas called Biblical Apologetics: Boldly Proclaiming the Christian Faith. Michael will be in Texas from November 8th through January 8th, 2017.

Michael's latest book, "Christian Warrior Mindset: Spiritual Strength for Challenging Times," was an Amazon #1 New Release within 24-hours of release, and is currently being utilized by faithful Christians in 6 countries.  It enjoys a 5-star ranking with Amazon Reviews.

Researching Difficult Bible Topics

Christians who are new to the faith may have trouble trying to understand Biblical truths they discover when first reading the Bible.  There’s nothing wrong with that – with proper mentoring, guidance, and discipleship – understanding reveals itself as their faith matures.

However, without a dedicated discipleship program, new Christians run the risk of “educating” themselves out of their belief in Christ. Statistics bear this out: 75% of all young adults walk away from their faith when they leave for college.



Join us for this small group meeting where we discuss difficult Bible topics, engaged believers, and the need for directed Bible study programs to empower Disciples of Christ.

Please click HERE to support Christian Warrior Ministries & spread God's Word.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Join me on Sunday with Veterans Operations Command

Broadcasting LIVE from Houston, Texas!
Sunday | December 04, 2016 | 6:00 PM CST


Join me on Sunday, December 04, at 6:00 PM CST for this lively interview with Robert "Rob" Paiva.  We'll be discussing a wide variety of challenges and opportunities veterans face as they enter the realm of entrepreneurship and business management.

To order an inscribed copy of The Prior-Service Entrepreneur: The Fundamentals of Veteran Entrepreneurship, please click the link provided below.


If you’re a hardworking wage earner trying to succeed, your financial future looks scary. The same government policies that are preventing our economic recovery are also devaluing every dollar you earn. Technology is ushering in a new era of unemployment, potentially causing thousands of production and administrative jobs to be lost. Additionally, your taxes are being raised to support national social welfare programs at a time when your cost of living is rising steadily.

Don’t get frustrated, don’t get discouraged and most certainly … don’t give up. There’s an answer to your financial problems to which you have immediate access, and it lies within your “Entrepreneurial DNA.” It knows you want to succeed, enjoy a prosperous life and secure an independent future for those you care about most.

In this highly inspirational book, Kaplan uses a unique approach that combines optimal mindset with experiential leadership to provide you with the greatest opportunity for success. His 30 years of successful military and business experience lays a solid foundation to provide exacting strategies for both personal and professional development. He offers an in-depth approach to taking control of your life and successfully reach the goals you set for yourself despite any obstacles you believe stand in your way.

The Prior-Service Entrepreneur is MUCH more than a book for starting a business; it provides valuable insights into life skills, job readiness and mastering your competitive advantage. It will show you how to overcome personal challenges, increase confidence and reinvigorate your passion and sense of purpose. When you follow Michael Kaplan’s easy to read advice you will be prepared to achieve success, enjoy financial independence and change your life forever.

Your new future starts today! Claim it … it’s yours.

Order Your AUTHOR INSCRIBED Copy Today

100% of ALL book proceeds DIRECTLY support Christian Warrior Ministries



Faithful Christians are under spiritual and physical assault in our modern world, and their challenges are greater than at any other time in recent history. Hostile religions, anti-faith movements and politically correct governments are literally trying to destroy Christianity at its core. God won’t let that happen; He has deployed a new generation of Christian Warriors to stand in defense of His faithful elect.

Christian Warrior Mindset: Spiritual Strength in Challenging Times,” is a powerful and inspirational book written for God’s Christian Warriors in the modern age. By the Grace and Glory of God, Christians will stand together, rise against the threats it faces and emerge victorious in its battles with the enemies of the Living God.

You will be inspired by 365 days of powerful Scripture, inspirational commentary and a personal journal that allows readers to discover and plan how they will rise to defend God’s Kingdom on earth.

If you’re led by God to stand in defense of your Christian faith, “Christian Warrior Mindset” was written at the perfect time, just for you.


Paperback: 372 pages
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1 edition (August 7, 2016)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1536928135
ISBN-13: 978-1536928136
Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.8 x 9 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
Shipping Method:  USPS 2-Day Priority Mail