Tag: invest in a few

The Cost of Comfort

According to the Ethics and Religious Liberties Commission of the Southern Baptist Convention, “More Christians were martyred in the 20th century than in all previous centuries combined.” They estimate that currently, more than 200 million Christians are being persecuted worldwide, citing currents statistics from Nigeria, India and Iraq. Many believers live in very dark and […]

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The Power Of Commitment

We grow through commitments. Think about it. When you make a commitment to something, it leads you to a new place of growth and maturity. Maybe you’ve made a commitment to complete your education. It’s a struggle. It’s hard. But you follow through with your commitment and you grow as a result. Marriage is a […]

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The Model of Jesus

Let’s go back up to the mountain in Galilee. Jesus is casting His global vision to His disciples. He said, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy […]

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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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The Holy Spirit’s Job—and Yours

July 2018 Blog Theme: How to Make Disciples Who Make Disciples Ignace Jan Paderewski (1860-1941), was a prodigy pianist and composer. He took piano lessons at age six. He entered the Warsaw Conservatory at age twelve, and by eighteen, he was appointed as a professor. He was a Master piano composer and concert performer; mesmerizing audiences […]

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