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Why Groups?

July 2018 Blog Theme: How to Make Disciples Who Make Disciples After you’ve had individual conversations with potential disciples (see more about this in Week Three of Investing in a Few), it’s time to gather these new disciples into a group. Years ago, there was quite a bit of discussion among disciple-makers as to whether discipleship should […]

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Whom Should You Disciple?

July 2018 Blog Theme: How to Make Disciples Who Make Disciples Once you have a good idea about the product and process of disciple-making (see more about this in Week Three of Investing 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? […]

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How to Share the Gospel

June 2018 Blog Theme:  The Power of Story for Sharing 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 […]

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The Power of the Gospel

June 2018 Blog Theme:  The Power of Story for Sharing the Gospel Only Jesus can change a life. Do you remember the first time you heard the Gospel? I was in church nine months before I was born. That means church attendance was always a part of my life. I’m sure I heard about Jesus […]

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Crafting Your Christ Story

June 2018 Blog Theme:  The Power of Story for Sharing the Gospel Share your story in a compelling way. The Apostle Paul was on trial for his life. The charges against him were telling people that Jesus is King and calling everyone to trust and follow Him. However in a day when Caesar demanded ultimate […]

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The Power of Your Story

June 2018 Blog Theme:  The Power of Story for Sharing the Gospel You have a powerful story. Believe it or not, you already have a very effective tool that will help you point people to Jesus Christ. That tool is your personal story. Every believer has a story, and when you tell how Jesus encountered […]

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How to Listen to God

May 2018 Blog Theme: Conversations with God The primary way God speaks to us today is through His Word, the Bible. In (2 Timothy 3.16-17 NLT) the Apostle Paul wrote: “All Scripture is inspired by God and is useful to teach us what is true and to make us realize what is wrong in our lives. […]

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Are You Listening to God’s Voice?

May 2018 Blog Theme: Conversations with God You were created to know God in a deep and personal way. He never intended for your relationship with Him to be distant, formal or mechanical. He knows you. He has a plan for you that is beautiful, adventurous and significant. And most of all, He created you to […]

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Common Hindrances to Prayer

May 2018 Blog Theme: Conversations with God Have you ever prayed and didn’t see results? I believe the Bible teaches that God always answers our prayers. Sometime His answer is “yes” and we see His visible provision. Sometimes His answer is “no” because our prayers are not aligned with His plans. Sometimes His answer is “not […]

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Why Pray?

May 2018 Blog Theme: Conversations with God Some people struggle when it comes to prayer. I remember talking with a man who said, “I can pray for my friends and family, but I don’t feel worthy to ask God to do anything for me.” Another person told me, “I stopped praying because I didn’t see it […]

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