Discipleship-More than Your Church Told You

Sunday Afternoon Musings I quoted this passage from Stanley Hauerwas’ theological commentary on Matthew this week as I exposited the text from Matthew’s gospel (4:12-25). He was relating a story about Clarence Jordan. I just might spend the rest of my life studying the life of Clarence Jordan. What a great man of God! I’m looking … More Discipleship-More than Your Church Told You

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Mature Discipleship Always Yields a Gospel-Telling Man or Woman

Wednesday Discipleship “Follow me and I will make you to be fishers of men.” (Mark 1:17; cf Matt. 4:19) Real discipleship, discipleship that is measured against the process and results of Jesus and Paul, always yields a gospel-telling man or woman. How should it happen? Point 1: Maybe not instantly, but maybe  … A close reading … More Mature Discipleship Always Yields a Gospel-Telling Man or Woman

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“Deadliest Catch™” Knows More About Making Disciples than We Do!

Thursday is for Discipleship 1 After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him, two by two, into every town and place where he himself was about to go. 2 And he said to them, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few. Therefore pray earnestly to the Lord … More “Deadliest Catch™” Knows More About Making Disciples than We Do!

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If Most of Our People Never Share their Faith, How Can a Church be Considered Healthy?

Monday Discussion Jesus’ expectation, Paul’s expectation was that disciples, followers of Christ would all, without exception, be workers for the kingdom which means healers and heralds of the kingdom. Today however, much of what we do in our churches is wait for people to come to us, or we invite them to come to our … More If Most of Our People Never Share their Faith, How Can a Church be Considered Healthy?

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Meditation on Heaven and the Implications for Earth-bound Believers

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

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What are the Top Three Commands of Jesus to Leaders?

Friday Musing I was musing about the content of a DMin class I just took this past week and thinking about Jesus and primary commands for leaders. What would be the top three commands for disciple/leaders that Jesus gave? Confining ourselves to the four gospels, what does Jesus say is the job description of leaders? … More What are the Top Three Commands of Jesus to Leaders?

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