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What’s holding back disciplemaking?

What’s holding back the acceleration of disciplemaking movements around the world? Someone asked me this question recently and I thought hard about the answer. Here are some notes I took on some of the obstacles I see holding back the acceleration of disciplemaking movements around the world.

Lack of a reproducible…

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Added by Bob Logan on December 4, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Travel Light!

The Lord is my light and my salvation – so why should I be afraid?

Psalm 27:1a NLT

 

     The light of courage dispels the darkness of cowardice. Faith is the antidote to fear’s poison. Fear Me and you need fear nothing else! Trust the Solid Rock in…

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Added by Johnny R. Almond on December 2, 2019 at 10:00am — No Comments

My recommendations for discipleship processes

This blog post is adapted from an excerpt from my latest book, The Church Planting Journey, and was originally posted on loganleadership.com.…

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Added by Bob Logan on November 27, 2019 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Second Coming ... Second Thoughts

Just as the lightning fl ashes from the east and shines and is seen as far as the west,

so will the coming of the Son of Man be. Watch [be cautious and active]

for you do not know in what kind of a day your Lord is coming.

MATTHEW 24:27, 42 THE AMPLIFIED…

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Added by Johnny R. Almond on November 26, 2019 at 12:02pm — No Comments

What Will be the Eternal Destiny of Those Who Actively or Tacitly Benefitted from America's Discrimination?

This Week’s Question: Since prejudice was systemically built into the moral fabric of America, do you think Americans who tacitly or actively profited from that model (past, present, and future), will be damned eternally?

 

There should be little disagreement between true Disciples of Christ that those who were, are, or will be controlled by prejudice, and therefore discriminates against his/her brother or sister will be damned eternally, if he/she does not…

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Added by Philip Hilliard on November 25, 2019 at 8:30am — No Comments

#ReimaginePRAYER...

Our best prayers start in the heart of God...

are directed by the mind of Christ...

empowered by the Holy Spirit...

Added by Phil Miglioratti on November 23, 2019 at 5:34pm — No Comments

The Blessing of Stillness

Be still, and know that I am God ... Selah.

Psalm 46:10a, 11b NIV

 

     Uncomfortable with silence? Addicted to the comfort of noise? Why not turn off all your gadgets, call a halt to your hectivity for a day, and ponder…

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Added by Johnny R. Almond on November 22, 2019 at 3:38pm — No Comments

Thankfulness Times Three

Many years ago, in the midst of a Thanksgiving sermon, I decided to ad lib. I suggested that everyone think of three people for whom they were thankful and tell them of their thankfulness. After the sermon, my wife asked me who my three people were. I really hadn’t thought about it. The sermon was for others, right? But I decided to take my own advice and thank three people. I have no idea why I challenged that congregation to thank three people, and surely no idea where the number three…

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Added by Dan R. Crawford on November 21, 2019 at 10:52am — No Comments

Beyond the Walls - Disciplism 101

Beyond the Walls is a weekly email to help Christ-followers move beyond the walls of their church buildings, homes, comfort zones, and culture to engage people where we live, work and play with the Gospel. 



"Go therefore and make disciples of all nations..." (Matthew 28:19)…


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Added by John Whaley on November 21, 2019 at 10:43am — No Comments

A simple, successful ministry flow outline

Recently I was trying to think through the most simple way to represent what happens in successful ministry. What is the fewest number of things that need to happen for the basic ministry process to be complete?

Here’s are the seven elements I have so far:

Living and loving like Jesus

Followers of Jesus must live like…

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Added by Bob Logan on November 20, 2019 at 12:37pm — No Comments

Does the Bible Refer to Prejudicial or Discriminatory Actions in Scriptures Other than James?

This Week’s Question: Does the Bible refer to prejudicial or discriminatory actions in Scriptures other than James? If so, where, and what is the context?

 

No other Biblical writer addresses prejudice or discrimination as comprehensively as James, but other books have nuggets to understand why prejudice and discrimination are anathema to God. Genesis 1:26a, and 27 are great verses for initiating this discussion, “Then God…

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Added by Philip Hilliard on November 11, 2019 at 9:17pm — No Comments

From a Biblical Perspective, What is Prejudice or Discrimination?

This Week’s Question: From a Biblical perspective, what is prejudice or discrimination?

James 2:1-9 is a great passage for answering this question because it uses four Greek words to define prejudice from God’s perspective. The dictionary definition is “a preconceived opinion that is not based on reason or actual experience.” Using this definition as a backdrop, James, in Verse 1, warns against showing partiality or having respect of…

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Added by Philip Hilliard on November 4, 2019 at 3:45am — No Comments

Door #1, or Door #2

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Added by Network Creator / Coordinator on November 1, 2019 at 4:25pm — No Comments

What Investment Strategy are You Pursuing?

My evangelism team consisting of myself, a nine-year-old boy, a PhD student, and a former gang member who spent 15 years in prison. We approached a young lady trying to get her wiggly 2-year-old into the car. After small talk, bending down and introducing myself to Carter, I asked,…

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Added by Mark A. Pomeroy on October 28, 2019 at 2:29pm — No Comments

Why Heaven Visited Earth

The Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.

LUKE 19:10 MLB



I could have saved Myself a lot of trouble, if I had stayed by My Father’s side;

     instead, I made Myself nothing, donned the garb of a slave,

     and died a criminal’s death on a Roman cross.

          Skull Hill was a long way from glory.

          I went to hell so you would not have to.

          I…

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Added by Johnny R. Almond on October 28, 2019 at 1:57pm — No Comments

Intentional Grandparenting: What? Why? How? #3

My good friend, Phil, recently asked how I "re-imagine" discipling in today's world. My reply to him, as you'll see here, does not point to trendy technology or novel approaches. It points instead to timeless truth and ancient paths -- for ourselves and our grandchildren.

  I re-imagine that we'd "zero-base" our goals and strategies for cultivating Christlikeness in ourselves and others. Starting at zero, we'd…

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Added by Skip Garmo on October 28, 2019 at 7:30am — No Comments

What are the Underlying Problems with Discrimination?

This Week’s Question: There should be little disagreement that discrimination remains a part of the social fabric of America, so what are the underlying problems with showing partiality or favoritism, as commanded by James in James 2:1-9?

According to James there are several problems associated with showing favoritism! Nevertheless, the favoritism James describes is not based upon an affinity one person has towards another because of one’s personal knowledge…

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Added by Philip Hilliard on October 28, 2019 at 6:30am — No Comments

Together is Better

Sometimes I am easily amused, like sitting in a coffee shop, reading T-shirts, while waiting on an appointment with a friend. On a recent day the back of a nearby t-shirt read, “Together is better,” which was a good thought. Then I noticed a scripture reference underneath, Ecclesiastes 4:9, which reads, “Two are better than one.” As I was able to pick up bits and pieces of the conversation, I realized that the one in the t-shirt was offering spiritual counsel with the other person at the…

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Added by Dan R. Crawford on October 26, 2019 at 10:17am — No Comments

What are the Major Issues James Confronts in Chapter 2?

Today's Question: Broadly speaking, what are the major issues James confronts in Chapter 2, and what is the gist of his arguments?

In Chapter 2 James discusses three important correlations that all Christians would do well to heed. The first (verses 1-9), addresses the relationship between the rich and poor. James scoffs at Christians who cater to the rich while ignoring the plight of poor people, and speaks of scoffers as unrighteous judges with evil…

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Added by Philip Hilliard on October 19, 2019 at 9:34pm — No Comments

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