A Story About the Church that Should Break Your Heart

Thabiti Anyabwile is an African-American pastor, former Muslim, and a wise and truly biblical thinker for our age. God has raised him up and is using him to help the Church in America think rightly about itself.  In his 2008 book published by Crossway Books under the title What is a Healthy Church Member? he begins … More A Story About the Church that Should Break Your Heart

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The Material You Use for Discipleship is Immaterial

Making Better Disciples A church planter wrote me last week and asked about the material we use for discipleship. Two weeks ago, another church planter asked me a similar question. Earlier this year, I had a conversation with a church staff member of a significant church about how the church they serve does new believer … More The Material You Use for Discipleship is Immaterial

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Launching New Believers for Transformational Futures

Thursday is for Discipleship It’s A.D. 51 and a month or two months ago the Apostle Paul had planted the church in Thessalonica. Now he’s in Corinth and he pens 1 Thessalonians to encourage the saints there in their new faith in Christ. What this means is that when we look at 1 Thessalonians, we … More Launching New Believers for Transformational Futures

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First Century New Believer Follow-up: A Sobering Reassessment

Monday is for Discussion “And after they had preached the gospel to that city and had made many disciples, they returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch, strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying, ‘Through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.’” (Acts … More First Century New Believer Follow-up: A Sobering Reassessment

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