I hope the answer is yes. I hope you know the meaning of Jesus’s parables in Matthew 13, in particular the one we talked about last week and the one we will take up this week. (Come and visit if you can or go to our website on Monday for the audio, ManchesterCreek.org) There is … More Do You Believe in the Divine Conspiracy?
Monday Discussion “Discipling leads to reproduction and finally multiplication, which are God’s design and method to reach the world. Because the church has largely ignored the process, the cause of Christ has greatly suffered.” (Bill Hull, The Disciple Making Church, p.13) Questions: If the main task is to make disciples, how could the church … More Multiplying Disciples for the King
Friday Musings “The discipling process seeks to deliver people, develop them, and deploy them into the harvest field. Making disciples is the only way to develop healthy Christians who reproduce themselves in their own home area.” —Bill Hull, p. 13 The Disciple Making Church It is simple. The church is to make disciples. If … More Deliver, Develop, Deploy to Change the World
Wednesday Musings “The full force of the gospel is that followers of Jesus are transformed in their spirits; they are reborn people set on their way by a new life. They are driven by the Spirit of God to make the world right. Those same people become Jesus to the world around them, feeding the … More The Gospel in Full Force
Saturday Musings Why are churches and God’s people so occupied with peripheral things that divert them from making what Jesus told them to make? Is Jesus LORD or just an advisor to the Church? “Only one kind of person will penetrate the world, and the failure of the church to produce this kind of person is … More What is the Christ-commanded Result of Church Ministry?
Thursday is for Discipleship Can a person be a good Christian and not be highly committed to Christ and his church? NO! There, I said it! However, if you cross out good, you could say it is possible for a person to be a mediocre, disobedient, lousy, … More High Commitment in a Low Commitment World
Friday is for Heart Songs and Weekend Reading Bill Hull and Larry Osborne are two friends who have been mightily used of God. I love them both. When the history of this generation of the church in America is written, both of these men will have played a significant role in the progress of the … More Can My Two Friends be Reconciled?
Thursday is for Discipleship (The following are excerpted from Bill Hull, The Disciple Making Pastor, p.12-15, bold emphasis added.) “The condition of the heart, … determines the body’s ability to function normally.” “The evangelical church has lost the will to ask the right questions and the courage to face the answers. The critical decision facing … More For The Pastor Who is Serious About Making Disciples
“Christ died for us so that we would not have to die for sin, not so that we would not have to die for others.” —John Piper, Let the Nations Be Glad, p. 77 Quotes from Bill Hull’s new book, Christlike: The Pursuit of Uncomplicated Obedience (Comments in [ ] are my own.) “Transformation is … More Rethinking What it Means to Be a Christian
Bill Hull has Done it Again. He’s written another book that chronicles his life-long journey into understanding the topic of discipleship. There is always more to learn. This book won’t say it all but it does represent the maturing of a lifetime of discovery into what it means to be a disciple. Previous works by … More Christlike: The Pursuit of Uncomplicated Obedience