brianjenningsblog.com

for leaders & learners

Matthew 28 Project Archive

Thursday

5

June 2014

2

COMMENTS

3 reasons to shun discipleship

Written by , Posted in Your Church

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 […]

Wednesday

14

May 2014

0

COMMENTS

Three components of effective discipleship

Written by , Posted in Your Church

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

6

May 2014

2

COMMENTS

18 “discipleship” words from Acts 18

Written by , Posted in Your Church

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 […]

Wednesday

16

April 2014

3

COMMENTS

The stages of discipleship

Written by , Posted in Your Church

God comes to us in grace, but prods us to move forward. He meets us where we are, but like he did with Zacchaeus, he shines light on a new path and asks us to start walking. Neutral is not an option in the Christian life. God keeps nudging us forward. While in Chicago last […]

Saturday

18

January 2014

0

COMMENTS

Acts 1:8

Written by , Posted in Your Church

This helpful image was too good to not pass along. (Thanks, Erica Foster, for designing it for us). Jesus gave his disciples very clear marching orders in Acts 1:8 (you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea….”). The rest of the book goes on to tell how they followed these instructions.  We’ll be using this image […]