The Reason We Aren’t Making Disciples is Simple Go back and read chapter 3 in the Gospel of Mark again because it is a critical chapter in the book. One of the reasons it is so critical is the clarity of what discipleship looked like for the disciples. The verses to examine are 13-15. 13 And he … More The “With-ness” Principle
Reading with the Pastor Mark 3 and Psalm 73 Today we are reading chapter 3 in the Gospel of Mark again because it is a critical chapter in the book. One of the reasons it is so critical is the clarity of what discipleship looked like for the disciples. The verses to examine are 13-15. … More The Reason We Aren’t Making Disciples is Simple
Monday is for Prayer The tide has turned. The Pharisees are furious with Jesus. Blinded by hate, they are plotting to kill him. Crowds are following. The twelve are being trained. His ministry is just beginning to gear up and is making headway in proclaiming the good news of the Kingdom. And the Pharisees are … More Running to a Mountain to Pray and Escape into Battle
Monday Discussion And he went up on the mountain and called to him those whom he desired, and they came to him. And he appointed twelve (whom he also named apostles) so that they might be with him and he might send them out to preach. Mark 3:13-14 (ESV) Jesus walked physically and spiritually with … More “I Can’t Change the World, I’m Amusing Myself to Death”
Thursday is for Discipleship This year I am working on a project to memorize the book of 2 Timothy. Don’t be impressed. It is embarrassing how poor my memorization habits are. I started this project because I have done a terrible job of memorizing Scripture over the years and wanted to finally give the Holy Spirit … More Why Did Jesus Disciple the Way He Did?
Everyday is for Discipleship See “How did Jesus Do it” for the beginning of this thread. Five observations were briefly discussed concerning Jesus’ process of discipleship. He lived with them He conversed with them He modeled for them. He gave them responsibility. He left them. He did all of this with a determined purpose which … More Jesus’ Pattern is Impossible: So Let’s Just Give Up?
Thursday is for Discipleship Mention the word discipleship in the average church and the mind will rush to thoughts of deepening–deepening believers in the grace and knowledge of Christ. Great goal. Great thought. Pretty soon, the conversation will move to questions of how to do it and what to use to do it. Often the next … More Jesus Had a Better Idea–Let’s Try it Ourselves