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Is Your Relationship with God Real-Time?

Is Your Relationship With God Real-Time?

It’s Sunday. You’ve just finished giving your final sermon of the day. You’ve finished speaking to the line of people who wanted to speak to you directly and now it’s time for lunch and rest. Maybe your church has Sunday night programming, so you attend that.    Then it’s Monday, meaning you probably have several […]

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How to Lead Change Without Losing Your Job

Do you ever feel isolated when trying to answer God’s calling on your life as a pastor and disciple-maker? Are you worried about rocking the boat by focusing on disciple-making rather than just programming? Do you struggle to find the right answers as you navigate through big changes with a biblical perspective?  Over the past several […]

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Your Crisis Stories

Jesus can use your greatest weakness as your greatest witness. Up to this point, we have been talking about your testimony; your salvation story. But I’m sure that as you think back over your life, you could find many stories — outside of your salvation — where Jesus met your need or ministered to you […]

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Center of your life

What Does It Mean to Make Jesus the Center of My Life?

Imagine over 2 million Jewish slaves wandering in the wilderness. For 400 years they were enslaved in Egypt, providing the hard labor force to support the luxurious lifestyle of its citizens. God had heard their cries and brought them out by His own power under the direction of Moses. Next, they were wandering, waiting on […]

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Making the most of time

Making Time for What Matters Most

Years ago, I saw an illustration that has stayed with me. A woman was given a large glass jar and several rocks of various sizes, including large rocks, pebbles and sand. She was asked to put all the rocks into the jar. As she struggled to get all the rocks in, it became clear that […]

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Roadblocks or Smokescreens

Roadblocks or Smokescreens?

Be ready to give an answer for the hope that you have. The restaurant was packed and busy, but we didn’t notice. We were deeply engaged in conversation. “But how can I believe that the Bible is true?” he asked. “I think it is just a bunch of good sayings and thoughts, but not without […]

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Center of your priorities

The Center of Your Priorities

Think about your priorities before you came to Christ. Your list for the day probably included things to do for your family, things to do for work and a few fun things just for yourself. All in all, your life was mostly about what was important to you. But the follower of Jesus has a […]

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Whom Should You Disciple?

Whom Should You Disciple?

Once you have a good idea about the product and process of disciple-making (see more about this in Week Three of Invest in a Few), it’s time to get down to the practice of making disciples. How do you make a disciple? Where do you begin? You may have never invested your life in another person. […]

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How to Share the Gospel

How to Share the Gospel

The Path The path you choose determines your destination. Over the next few days you are going to learn a simple way to share the Gospel. The Gospel begins, “in the beginning.” In our day and age, we cannot assume someone has a Biblical worldview, or even believes in a personal God. It’s best to […]

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The Great Adventure

Jesus gave the same invitation to everyone. It was simple, direct, and called for a decision. It could be accepted or denied, but not ignored. The invitation was simply, “Follow me.” More than twenty-four times in the Gospels, Jesus invited people to follow Him. He invited the wealthy and powerful, the casual observer, the spiritual […]

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