Getting Serious About Discipleship

Saturday Musings The modern American church is “ill focused and sadly out of sync with its Lord’s mission.” According to a 2010 LifeWay Research study, only three percent of American churches participated as the primary support for a church plant and only 14 percent participated “in any way” toward the establishment of a new church … More Getting Serious About Discipleship

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7 Ideas for Spring Outreach to Your Community

Pitchers and catchers have reported to Spring Training which means now is the time to begin praying and planning for what you and your church will do to take the gospel to your community. Here’s a grab bag of 7 ideas for your Spring outreach. Spring clean up: Find the oldest, neediest, or maybe the couple with … More 7 Ideas for Spring Outreach to Your Community

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Obedience is Only Learned One Way – Bonhoeffer

Sunday Afternoon Musings “You can only learn what obedience is by obeying. It’s no use asking questions; for it is only through obedience that you come to learn the truth.”   —Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship, 86. Bonhoeffer wrote these words in 1936 during the run up to the Second World War. Just as profound … More Obedience is Only Learned One Way – Bonhoeffer

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A Priority Ambition for the People of God

Sunday Musings Luke 7:9 (ESV) When Jesus heard these things, he marveled at him, and turning to the crowd that followed him, said, “I tell you, not even in Israel have I found such faith.” Questions: Is there anything about your faith that would cause God to “marvel”? Shouldn’t that be a priority ambition for … More A Priority Ambition for the People of God

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Christians: Come Out of Hibernation; Your Neighbors Need You.

Monday is for Discussion Great conversation after our worship service on Sunday about not waiting for “good weather” to care for and engage your neighbors with the message of Christ.  A sister in Christ shared how she was looking forward to the good weather and beginning to have more opportunity to interact with neighbors and … More Christians: Come Out of Hibernation; Your Neighbors Need You.

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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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