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Tuesday

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January 2015

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4 steps to clarify your calling

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The word “calling” spooks us. We imagine some sort of mystical, magical poof that leaves us with an intricate path for our future. But when it doesn’t pan out this way, we feel directionless. I do believe that God sometimes clearly calls us in extraordinary ways. He told Paul to go to Damascus and find […]

Thursday

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June 2014

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3 reasons to shun discipleship

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Our church is focused on discipleship, which we define as helping people know God and grow in God. In a recent conversation with church leaders, I asked them what obstacles they were facing as they encouraged others to make disciples. They were encouraged in several ways, but they’d all heard a few reasons/excuses to shun […]

Tuesday

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May 2014

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Why I ran/crawled the Warrior Dash

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I don’t jog. I play basketball and tennis. I run around a lot with my kids. But I don’t jog. The only reason for jogging is to get in shape for basketball or tennis. I don’t jog. Until now. I consider leading a Small Group (of adults and their families) and a Discipleship Group (of […]

Wednesday

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May 2014

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Three components of effective discipleship

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I like simple definitions. The word discipleship may strike you as daunting, but it’s really quite simple. Discipleship: Helping someone know God or grow in God.  Jesus commanded us to make disciples (Matthew 28), which includes baptizing people (leading them to know God) and teaching them (helping them grow in God). Simple, right? If you’re looking for […]

Tuesday

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May 2014

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18 “discipleship” words from Acts 18

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Paul, Priscilla, Aquila and Apollos bled discipleship. They embodied its three stages: be fed, feed self and feed others. Acts 18:23-28, which details their work together, uses no fewer than eighteen words/phrases bursting with discipleship implications. If you want to write a book about discipleship, the following would make great chapters: Spending time Traveled Strengthening all […]