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About THE DISCIPLE

William H. “Bill” Hicks is a graduate of Wesleyan University, BA, Religion, 1971 who also holds a Masters in Public Health Degree (MPH) from the University of Oklahoma Hudson College of Public Health (1973). Bill also has studied at the Dallas Theological Seminary. He grew up in Harlem, New York City, USA during the 1950s and 1960s, graduating from high school before attending Mount Hermon Preparatory School and undergraduate school in Connecticut. He has spent most of his professional life in the public health arena, while being constantly in ministry. He received his license to preach the Gospel at Oklahoma City, OK in 1971. He has written extensively on Christian topics. He enjoys life in Chattanooga, TN with former District Public Defender Ardena Garth Hicks, his wife of 30 years. They have two daughters, Rachel (BA, University of Memphis magna cum laude, 2014) and Sarah (Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, Global Scholar, University of Tulsa, 2017).

BILL’S BLOG ENTRY #65

From “Discipleship and Discipline” by William H. Hicks, copyright March, 2005: ““In Romans 12: 9 – 21, Paul describes further The Disciples’ Balancing Act. Paul speaks to a disciple’s internal orientation, how he/she manages himself, his own spirit, his inner … Continue reading

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BILL’S BLOG ENTRY #64

From “Discipleship and Discipline” by William H. Hicks, copyright March, 2005: “BALANCING” “”An important aspect of balancing for a disciple is being able to order one’s priorities. A disciple should “Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, (knowing … Continue reading

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BILL’S BLOG ENTRY #63

From “Discipleship and Discipline” by William H. Hicks, copyright March, 2005: “BALANCING” ““Another aspect of the balance a disciple must achieve in his/her life is in the content of worship. We are encouraged in John 4: 23 – 24 to … Continue reading

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BILL’S BLOG ENTRY #62

From “Discipleship and Discipline” by William H. Hicks, copyright March, 2005: “We are encouraged to strike a balance in our lives. Not a balance between good and evil. We are admonished to shun evil and pursue good. We will be … Continue reading

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BILL’S BLOG ENTRY #61

From “Discipleship and Discipline” by William H. Hicks, copyright March, 2005: BALANCING “Ever gone to a party and ate too much and got sick? Drank too much and got drunk? Proverbs 25: 16 says, “Have you found honey? Eat only … Continue reading

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BILL’S BLOG ENTRY #60

From “Discipleship and Discipline”, by William H. Hicks, copyright March, 2005: “BALANCING We come now to the fourth element of discipline, that is Balancing. Most of us have watched in rapt fascination the maneuvers of a gymnast on the balance … Continue reading

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BILL’S BLOG ENTRY #59

On the work of the Holy Spirit, conclusion: by Minister William H. Hicks, June 30, 2013 “WE CANNOT DISCIPLE EFFECTIVELY WITHOUT THE INDWELLING OF THE HOLY SPIRIT!! Paul said that his crown was those Corinthian and Ephesian and Colossian Christians … Continue reading

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BILL’S BLOG ENTRY #58

Continuing on the work of the Holy Spirit: APPLICATION OF SPIRITUAL PRINCIPLES “Gathering them together, He commanded them not to leave Jerusalem, but to wait for what the Father had promised, “Which,” He said, “you heard of from Me; for … Continue reading

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BILL’S BLOG ENTRY #57

Continuing on the subject of the work of the Holy Spirit: “SPECIFICS: sin: gr. hamartia: John 16: 9: The Holy Spirit convicts/describes what is “missing the mark, falling short of the glory of God.”; the Holy Spirit clearly identifies sin … Continue reading

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BILL’S BLOG ENTRY #48

“Still, what do He do? The Holy Spirit convicts: convict is not quite the same as being convicted of a crime, although it has the same force/authority and power to accomplish this. “There is therefore now no condemnation for those … Continue reading

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