Thursday is for Discipleship 1 Thessalonians 2:13-14 (ESV) And we also thank God constantly for this, that when you received the word of God, which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men but as what it really is, the word of God, which is at work in you believers. For … More Proofs of Authentic Faith: Reception and Suffering
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
Monday Discussion And He began speaking a parable to the invited quests when He noticed how they had been picking out the places of honor at the table, saying to them … (Luke 14:7, emphasis added) Questions: How is the church doing at equipping and training disciples to observe life so as to speak into … More Are We Taking Equipping Seriously?
Can somebody define for me what a Christian is and what he is supposed to do in the world? How should they view themselves and their purpose? See the link below for discussion. What is a Christian? How Should He View Himself and His Mission?.
Monday Discussion Last week (Feb. 2012), in my weekend links I included an article with the provocative title, “Why Churches Should Euthanize their Small Groups“. There are some radical ideas, at least some will consider them radical. But there are questions and issues that need to be addressed with regard to the way small groups … More Are Small Groups Keeping Us from Making Disciples?
It is likely that in any church service, there are many present who have not had a life-changing conversion experience.* What are we doing about it? See more at: Speaking Fluent Christianese Isn’t a Substitute for Knowing Christ.
Thursday is for Discipleship Found this post a couple of weeks ago and included it in my weekend links post last weekend. It is a great one. I don’t know Tim Gaydos, but I like the way he thinks (and acts) as a gospel herald. Tim has a couple of other interesting sounding posts over … More Taking Over the Neighborhood for Christ without Being Weird
Monday Discussion There will be so many glorified believers in heaven that worship, fellowship, Scripture reading and understanding will be incomparably better than the best worship, fellowship or Bible we have ever experienced here. Not only will we be able to commune with all the saints who have gone before and learn from them all … More Meditation on Heaven and the Implications for Earth-bound Believers
Thursday is for Discipleship Hey folks, not much time today so I thought I would post the link to a video we just did down in Watseka, IL to encourage the congregations of Trinity Church to begin to take the gospel outside the four walls of the church and into their neighborhoods. I hope that … More When are We Most Like the Apostle Paul?
Thursday is for Discipleship Six years before he was imprisoned by the Nazi’s, Dietrich Bonhoeffer penned these words: “When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.” It was passages like Matthew 10:37-39; Mark 8:34-38; Luke 14:25-27 that forced Bonhoeffer to the conclusion that would later cost him his life. Questions: What part … More The Place of “Dying” in Discipleship