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Multiplying A Movement

The sun was bright, and the sky was clear as I climbed on top of Mount Arbel. This mountain is a special one in the life of Jesus and special to those who follow Him. It stands today, as it did over two thousand years ago, as one of the tallest peaks surrounding the Sea […]

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Doing The Work

It was late in Jesus’ ministry. He knew that His time on earth was coming to a close. Jesus turned to His disciples and stated plainly, “We must work the works of him who sent me while it is still day, night is coming when no one can work,” (John 9.4 ESV). The work Jesus […]

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The Paradigm Shift 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. He is not remembered as much for his public […]

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Dealing with Disappointment in 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 resist any investment you try to make in their […]

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The Cost of Spiritual Parenting

Loving people will cost you. Once you decide to become emotionally and spiritually invested in another person, you feel the weight of caring for them and helping them to become all that God has created them to be. My wife and I were married for eight years before we had children. It was a great […]

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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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