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Beautiful in Old Age

As we celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend, I find myself thinking about what it takes for someone to be beautiful even in their old age. I’ve concluded there’s no better example than Sarah, the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac.In addition to being beautiful in her later years, Sarah also was fruitful and honoring – rare qualities indeed, especially in today’s world. Let’s look at how this was possible:      BEAUTIFUL: If a woman is attractive in her youth, we often attribute it to genetics.…See More
May 11
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Beautiful in Old Age

As we celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend, I find myself thinking about what it takes for someone to be beautiful even in their old age. I’ve concluded there’s no better example than Sarah, the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac.In addition to being beautiful in her later years, Sarah also was fruitful and honoring – rare qualities indeed, especially in today’s world. Let’s look at how this was possible:      BEAUTIFUL: If a woman is attractive in her youth, we often attribute it to genetics.…See More
May 11
Jim Buchan's blog post was featured

This Is Not the End!

Did Jesus ever make a prediction that turned out to be false? It certainly seemed so when He said upon hearing that His friend Lazarus was sick, “This sickness will not end in death” (John 11:4 NIV).  If you know the story of Lazarus, you remember that his sickness did indeed result in death. In fact, by the time Jesus arrived on the scene, his friend had already been in the tomb for four days.Not only was Lazarus dead, but the situation had already become stinky. “By this time there is a bad…See More
May 5
Jim Buchan replied to Phil Miglioratti's discussion What Resource/Book Has Equipped You to #ReimagineDISCIPLESHIP?
"It used to be that when I heard about "discipleship," I only thought of the "knowledge" component. Perhaps I got that misconception from Christian bookstores where the discipleship section was basically filled with books on Bible…"
May 2
Skip Garmo commented on Jim Buchan's blog post The Benefits of Manure
"A timelessly timely point, Jim. And kudos on your writing and speaking!"
Nov 30, 2018
Jim Buchan's blog post was featured

Is Discipleship Possible in the Age of Twitter?

When I entered the Twitter world in May 2012 with @BestBibleTweets, I set a goal that seemed audacious at the time: gaining 4,000 followers within one year. However, that goal was surpassed in just six months, and now I’ve reached 45,000 Twitter followers.Although this accomplishment is exhilarating in many ways, it’s also a time of sober reevaluation. At each new milestone, I’ve found myself facing honest questions, like “Do Twitter followers…See More
Nov 27, 2018
Jim Buchan's blog post was featured

The Benefits of Manure

Several weeks ago I was feeling even more arrogant than usual. I had just published two new books – not as a ghostwriter this time, but under my own name. In a four-week period, I had also preached 10 times, more opportunities than I’ve had in any other month in recent years. In addition, I’ve been thrilled about several young Christian leaders God has given me to mentor.Feeling rather proud of myself, I thought it might be a good time to fish for a compliment from the Lord.“Father, why is it…See More
Nov 17, 2018
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Nov 4, 2018
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A Miracle -- 25 Years in the Making

How long does it take for God to do a miracle? In some ways, that’s a trick question. He made the entire universe in just six days, so He certainly has no trouble doing things quickly. The Bible also describes many of the Lord’s supernatural interventions as happening “suddenly,” and Jesus typically healed people’s long-standing medical conditions “immediately.”However, while it’s good to know that God can give us instantaneous, sudden, supernatural breakthroughs, that’s not always how things…See More
Nov 2, 2018
Jim Buchan posted a blog post

A Miracle -- 25 Years in the Making

How long does it take for God to do a miracle? In some ways, that’s a trick question. He made the entire universe in just six days, so He certainly has no trouble doing things quickly. The Bible also describes many of the Lord’s supernatural interventions as happening “suddenly,” and Jesus typically healed people’s long-standing medical conditions “immediately.”However, while it’s good to know that God can give us instantaneous, sudden, supernatural breakthroughs, that’s not always how things…See More
Oct 29, 2018
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What I Learned from John Rankin

Lately I’ve found myself thinking about John Rankin, a guy who was in the Christian fellowship group with me at Denison University over 40 years ago. John wasn’t one of my best friends—far from it. In fact, he was one of those people who constantly got under my skin and pushed my buttons.Have you had people like that in your life?John was a freshman, and I was a senior. I was the main leader of the group, and he was a newbie. Under those circumstances, you would think he would show me some…See More
Oct 25, 2018
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Navigating the SUDDENLIES & the SLOWLIES

One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned this year is that God can work either suddenly or slowly. I’m incredibly glad the Bible calls Him “the Lord of Breakthroughs” (1 Chronicles 14:10-11 NLT), because we all need a sudden breakthrough of His miraculous power at one time or another.But God also presents Himself as “the Lord of the harvest” (Luke 10:2). While some harvests occur more quickly than others, this word picture is quite different than for a breakthrough.By definition, a breakthrough…See More
Jun 17, 2018
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Preparing for the NEXT Royal Wedding

Didn’t get an invitation to Harry and Meghan’s royal wedding? No worries! Another royal wedding is coming soon, and this time you’re definitely invited.The combined viewership in America and the UK for Harry and Meghan’s big day was nearly 50 million people, which was pretty impressive. But, in contrast, the next royal wedding is sure to be seen by billions.While much has been made of Meghan Markle’s biracial identity, the upcoming wedding will feature a bride wonderfully composed of “every…See More
May 21, 2018
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Discovering the 'Marriage Matrix'

My good friend Ron is at it again. Still agonizing over what went wrong with his marriage, he wants to make sure he doesn’t make the same mistakes if he finds a new wife.“After all these years, women are still a puzzlement to me,” he told me. “Even if God sent me a great woman to marry, at this point I’m not sure I would even know the necessary ingredients for a happy marriage.”Ron and I had often lamented that good marriages are in short supply these days. But attempting to give my friend some…See More
Apr 30, 2018
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The Law of Replenishment

Have you ever run out of gas? Of course, the smarter thing is to periodically check your gas gauge to see when it’s time to replenish your supply.But many years ago, I had a car with a defective gas gauge. It was pretty scary to never know how much gas was in my tank.Lately I’ve been think about why the Law of Replenishment is a vital lesson of the Christian life, keeping us from running out of gas spiritually. This principle is especially crucial for leaders, caregivers, and anyone with an…See More
Apr 2, 2018
Jim Buchan posted a blog post

The Law of Replenishment

Have you ever run out of gas? Of course, the smarter thing is to periodically check your gas gauge to see when it’s time to replenish your supply.But many years ago, I had a car with a defective gas gauge. It was pretty scary to never know how much gas was in my tank.Lately I’ve been think about why the Law of Replenishment is a vital lesson of the Christian life, keeping us from running out of gas spiritually. This principle is especially crucial for leaders, caregivers, and anyone with an…See More
Apr 2, 2018

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How do you participate in discipleship?
Mentor others one-on-one, Work in a parachurch ministry, Discipling youth
To help you connect with others who have similar interests, what are the primary areas in which you’re interested in growing personally?
Prayer, Experiencing the Holy Spirit's power, Hearing God, Following the leading of the Holy Spirit
For those you disciple, what areas would you most like to see them grow?
Enjoying and relating to God, Following the leading of the Holy Spirit, Mentoring others
If you disciple others, in what areas would you like to share ideas, ask questions, and learn from other network members?
How to start and sustain a discipling relationship, How to foster discipleship in my church or ministry
What book or resource (other than the Bible!) has impacted your Christian life the most?
The Normal Christian Life by Watchman Nee
How did you discover Discipleship Network
Referral by a friend

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Beautiful in Old Age

As we celebrate Mother’s Day this weekend, I find myself thinking about what it takes for someone to be beautiful even in their old age. I’ve concluded there’s no better example than Sarah, the wife of Abraham and mother of Isaac.

In addition to being beautiful in her later years, Sarah also was fruitful and honoring – rare qualities indeed, especially in today’s world. Let’s look at how this was possible:

      BEAUTIFUL: If a woman…

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Posted on May 11, 2019 at 4:01pm

This Is Not the End!

Did Jesus ever make a prediction that turned out to be false? It certainly seemed so when He said upon hearing that His friend Lazarus was sick, “This sickness will not end in death” (John 11:4 NIV).  

If you know the story of Lazarus, you remember that his sickness did indeed result in death. In fact, by the time Jesus arrived on the scene, his friend had already been in the tomb for four days.

Not only was Lazarus dead, but the situation had already become stinky.…

Continue

Posted on May 4, 2019 at 12:16pm

Is Discipleship Possible in the Age of Twitter?

When I entered the Twitter world in May 2012 with @BestBibleTweets, I set a goal that seemed audacious at the time: gaining 4,000 followers within one year. However, that goal was surpassed in just six months, and now I’ve reached 45,000 Twitter followers.

Although this accomplishment is exhilarating in many ways, it’s also a time of sober reevaluation. At each new milestone, I’ve found myself facing honest questions, like “Do Twitter…

Continue

Posted on November 26, 2018 at 5:04pm

The Benefits of Manure

Several weeks ago I was feeling even more arrogant than usual. I had just published two new books – not as a ghostwriter this time, but under my own name. In a four-week period, I had also preached 10 times, more opportunities than I’ve had in any other month in recent years. In addition, I’ve been thrilled about several young Christian leaders God has given me to mentor.

Feeling rather proud of myself, I thought it might be a good time to fish for a compliment from the…

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