Tuesday is for Discipleship I stopped trying to “find myself” and decided to seek God. —Mark Batterson . All In, (Zondervan, 2013) Great quote from New York Times bestseller All In by Mark Batterson. Good advice and completely in sync with Jesus’s word in Matthew 10:39 . . . Those who find their life will lose it, … More Give Up on “Finding Yourself”
Our Big Problem For some time I have been convinced that a big problem in the American Church is that we have a mindset that implies that Jesus can be added to our already basically intact worldview. I am convinced this is a faulty way of thinking about discipleship. Jesus doesn’t want to be added … More Stop Adding Jesus to Your Life!
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
Continued from Yesterday “What is a Christian: How Should He View himself and His Mission? (part 4) Today: (Part 5) We are a “cross-bought and cross-shaped people.” Let me start by citing a number of Scriptures. First, on the “cross-bought” nature of our existence, Paul speaking to the Ephesian elders says this: Acts 20:28 “Be … More A Cross-shaped People: The Goal of Christian Discipleship
Thursday is for Discipleship There is a myth in the Christian community that goes something like this: “If we really live passionately for and like Jesus, the world will beat a path to our doors and follow us to Jesus.” It’s a myth. The reality is that if we follow Jesus, really follow Jesus, not … More What if Jesus Really is the Lord?