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What is a disciple?
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What is a disciple of Christ?Webster dictionary Definition of disciple:1-      someone who accepts and helps to spread the teachings of a famous person2-      one of a group of 12 men who were sent…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Network Creator / Coordinator Nov 26, 2016.

The Discipline of a Disciple- part of a book to promote discipleship discussion

The Discipline of a DiscipleContentsThe Discipline of a Disciple. 1Introduction. 3Past. 4Present. 5Future. 5Marching Orders. 5How did Jesus do it?. 6Private Time with God. 7Prayer. 7Staying in love…Continue

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Kindness

Don’t underestimate kindnessThere are many ways in which God leads a person to repent and turn from sin that breaks his law and his heart, building and storing up God’s wrath.  Sin is toxic to our spiritual health, so much so that God hates it. But ironically, according to Romans 2:4, he often uses combinations of revealing his goodness, patient tolerance (by withholding wrath), overflowing generosity, and merciful kindness, to melt our hard heart and lead us along the path of sorrow and…See More
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Intro to book: Aligning with God

IntroductionMy friend who read my prior book, Houston, we have a problem, concluded, “You recognize that   PROBLEMS are just OPPORTUNITIES in DISGUISE.” The apostle Paul was vulnerable enough to share his own problems with us in Romans 7:15-20 (MSG)  What I don’t understand about myself is that I decide one way, but then I act another, doing things I absolutely despise. So if I can’t be trusted to figure out what is best for myself and then do it, it becomes obvious…See More
Jan 9, 2018

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How do you participate in discipleship?
Interested in growing personally (no specific role), Mentor others one-on-one, Layperson
To help you connect with others who have similar interests, what are the primary areas in which you’re interested in growing personally?
Understanding - studying - and memorizing the Bible, Enjoying and relating to God, Prayer, Serving others, Evangelism, Experiencing the Holy Spirit's power, Doing daily life in the company of God, Forgiving, Hearing God, Following the leading of the Holy Spirit, Mentoring others, Stewardship, Loving others, Living out God's individual design for me, Spiritual warfare
For those you disciple, what areas would you most like to see them grow?
Enjoying and relating to God, Prayer, Serving others, Experiencing the Holy Spirit's power, Doing daily life in the company of God, Receiving God's healing from past wounds, Hearing God, Sexual purity, Following the leading of the Holy Spirit, Mentoring others, Loving others, Living out God's individual design for me, Spiritual warfare
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 help a disciplee with personal issues, How to foster discipleship in my church or ministry
What book or resource (other than the Bible!) has impacted your Christian life the most?
Experiencing God; other books by Blackaby's; Quiet Moments in Prayer- Ogilvie...

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Kindness

Don’t underestimate kindness

There are many ways in which God leads a person to repent and turn from sin that breaks his law and his heart, building and storing up God’s wrath.  Sin is toxic to our spiritual health, so much so that God hates it. But ironically, according to Romans 2:4, he often uses combinations of revealing his goodness, patient tolerance (by withholding wrath), overflowing generosity, and merciful kindness, to melt our hard heart and lead us along the path…

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Posted on January 22, 2019 at 11:40am

Intro to book: Aligning with God

Introduction

My friend who read my prior book, Houston, we have a problem, concluded, “You recognize that   PROBLEMS are just OPPORTUNITIES in DISGUISE.” The apostle Paul was vulnerable enough to share his own problems with us in Romans 7:15-20 (MSG)  What I don’t understand about myself is that I decide one way, but then I act another, doing things I absolutely despise. So if I can’t be trusted to figure out what is best for myself and then do…

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Posted on January 8, 2018 at 9:47pm

ALL (or nothing)

ALL (or nothing)

When a person catches a glimpse of the awesome holiness, compassion, and magnificent servant hood of Jesus, their response is often an all out commitment, holding nothing back, inviting him to become their Lord and Savior. When we see and begin to grasp the all-out love, commitment, provision, and sacrificial payment Jesus made for us it is relatively easy to respond in kind.

But in simple direct instruction, the Bible warns us of oppositional factors that…

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Posted on September 27, 2016 at 10:30am

Excerpts from new book on discipleship - out in Oct

This is to whet your appetite.  The book is available now by request to my email, johnhoelzelsr@gmail.com  I accidentally deleted my post, so here it is again.

Here are two excerpts:

Additional Exercise and Application

For those willing to be challenged and inspired in increased opportunities to share the good news of Christ (gospel) and your personal testimony. I highly recommend reading Born to Reproduce (The Parallel between Physical and Spiritual…

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Posted on August 24, 2016 at 10:31pm

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