A Modern Parable: They are Outside the Castle

A Parable of Castles and Servants Neuschwanstein Castle-Bavaria (not far from my ancestral home in Germany) “The castle was just over the hill off the main highway leading to the city. I lived on its outskirts but I could see its tallest spire. Weekly celebrations were the norm there. We could see the throngs going … More A Modern Parable: They are Outside the Castle

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Do You Have Eyes to See?

Thursday is for Making Disciples “If the unchurched [in the USA] were a nation unto themselves, they would be the eleventh most populated country on earth today.”  (Pollster, George Barna, in Rechurching the Unchurched)* We sometimes fall into the trap of thinking that because many of our friends are believers and go to church that … More Do You Have Eyes to See?

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Neil Cole: A Bridge (destruction) Too Far (Is Preaching Part of Discipleship)

Over on Facebook yesterday, Neil Cole started a discussion that was quite lengthy with a retweet of @lanceford: If North American pastors worked as hard at Disciple-making as they do on Sermon-making we could change the world//Prob true! I’m not sure if the “Prob true!” comment is Neil’s or Lanceford’s. The Discussion went on for … More Neil Cole: A Bridge (destruction) Too Far (Is Preaching Part of Discipleship)

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Learning How to Penetrate a New City (or Neighborhood) from Jesus

Thursday is for Discipleship It’s a familiar passage. Luke 10:1-11. The Sending out of the 70 to preach the Kingdom. I’d encourage you to read it. Here’s a seven point outline of the instructions that are given: The harvest is plentiful and workers are needed. Pray for them  (vs. 1).  The mission is urgent and … More Learning How to Penetrate a New City (or Neighborhood) from Jesus

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