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The Incredible Invitation

Now, let’s take a minute to review. A disciple is a person who is DEVOTED to Jesus. (He has personally come to faith in Christ.) A disciple is a person who is DEVELOPING in the character and competencies of Jesus. (He is continually being changed both inside and out.) This disciple is also DEPLOYED into […]

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The Center of Your Thoughts

In May 1971, a Texas newspaper featured an article titled “What They’re Saying” that quoted Frank Outlaw, president of the successful supermarket chain BI-LO: “Watch your thoughts, they become words; watch your words, they become actions; watch your actions, they become habits; watch your habits, they become character; watch your character, for it becomes your destiny.” It […]

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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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The Urgency of the Hour in Disciple Making

November 2018 Blog Theme: Finishing the Race of Disciple Making It was late in Jesus’ ministry. Already he had invested over three years of his life into a group of men who he believed would carry on the movement he had begun. The future looked promising. Just a few months earlier, Jesus told his disciples in […]

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Multiply Your Life

November 2018 Blog Theme: Finishing the Race of Disciple Making The choice to make disciples is the choice to multiply your life. It is the choice to think beyond your own interests and yourself, and begin to look at the bigger picture of God’s work on the earth and how you can play a part in […]

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Stay the Course

November 2018 Blog Theme: Finishing the Race of Disciple Making Making disciples is a marathon, not a sprint. It is a life-long commitment, not a spontaneous fad that withers over time. Over the years, I have seen people begin with a fiery passion to walk with God, reach their world and invest in a few, only […]

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Dealing with Disappointment in Disciple Making

November 2018 Blog Theme: Finishing the Race of Disciple Making As you invest your life in people, some will disappoint you. There will be people you poured your life into who never really take hold of Jesus and follow Him completely. There will be some that start strong but fall away. Others will oppose you and […]

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The Paradigm Shift of Disciple Making

November 2018 Blog Theme: Finishing the Race of Disciple Making Dietrich Bonhoeffer grew up in an upper middle-class German family of doctors and scientists. So when he told his parents that he wanted to study theology, they were not that excited. Dietrich later became one of the world’s foremost theologians and thinkers of the 20th century. […]

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The Importance of Godly Character

November 2018 Blog Theme: Finishing the Race of Disciple Making William Law was born at Kings Cliffe, Northhamptonshire, England in 1686. He was a well-educated, Cambridge man who loved the Lord and served Him faithfully. Because of his unwillingness to compromise his convictions by signing an Oath of Allegiance to new Hanoverian sovereign, George I, Law […]

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What’s Holding You Back?

October 2018 Blog Theme: Overcoming Evangelism Challenges You must break barriers to live your life on mission. We all have things we want to do, but never do. We want to lose weight and get fit but find ourselves never working out. We want to get financially independent but find ourselves charging up credit cards for […]

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