Equipping Your Reimagine Journey
Added by Terje Leigre on November 16, 2010 at 2:27pm — No Comments
Added by Dennis Funk on November 16, 2010 at 2:12pm — No Comments
Once, when I was flying from one small country to another, I had an experience with an airliner’s oxygen mask. Something in the plane was amiss, my head started to feel as if it would explode, and an oxygen mask was lowered from somewhere above me. I put it on and was able to breathe until we were back on the ground, even though my head was still under extreme pressure. But, in spite of the pressure and anxiety, it was comforting to know that I had a clear line to…Continue
A thought or three and some questions have come to mind for me after a messaging conversation I had with a mentor of mine concerning discipleship. I will do my utmost to keep this as simple as possible, mostly because I have a tendacy to make something simple, complicated, or more convoluted than neccessary.
"Follow Me", is a phrase Jesus uses to herald our hearts and minds to become His disciples.
Our initial step…Continue
Added by Jeremy Hatch on November 10, 2010 at 4:00pm — No Comments
I once heard a powerful sermon on doing the impossible. The preacher posed the question “Does God require too much?” Of course, he gave us the solution to the seeming impossibility of meeting the expectations (doing greater works than Christ, being perfect, making disciples, etc.). They were:
1. Be in the circle of God’s will.
My children(2 boys & a girl-ages 15,13 & 11) & I read from a devotional book each morning. I used to get feedback which would create some great discussions but for the last few months nothing. Maybe I should try a new devotional book, any ideas? It seems it has almost become a chore to do our devotionals and some days I am afraid I am pushing them away rather than strengthening their relationship with the Lord.
This is especially true with my 15 yr.old. I worry knowing he…Continue
I've been blogging a short series about our inner life, discipleship, community, and ministry, inspired by an article by Henri Nouwen years ago in the Spring 1995 issue of Leadership. Find the most recent blog…Continue
Added by Tim Plona on November 7, 2010 at 2:00pm — No Comments
Added by Linda Parkhouse on November 7, 2010 at 12:26pm — No Comments
I read this book and it really helped me understand some of the disciplines that are foundational for spiritual growth. I created a table which compares and contrast the disciplines versus what the world is offering. I have also added some quotes from the book and other sources. I hope this will help us all grow in Christ.…Continue
Disciplship has for decades has been very difficult for church bodies to embrace. It is very popular to talk about because it is incorrectly associated to Evengelism and church growth. I am not saying that it won't effect those area of a local church, but that's not the point. In fact true "disciplesip" will scare some away as Jesus said "are you too going to leave" (paraphrase) while his true disciples will respond and say Lord where shall we go for only you have the words of…Continue
Added by Miguel Labrador on November 5, 2010 at 10:50am — No Comments
I recently posted the following to our staff wiki (we are a rescue mission) because I believe recognizing our identity is the foundation of discipleship and our growth in Christlikeness.…Continue
I believe there is a misconception by many Christians today that we are unable, as Christians, to lead a victorious Christian Life. It seems that the conventional thinking is that we are destined to, as normative, to never get beyond, “For the good that I wish, I don not do; but I practice the very evil that I do not wish… Romans 7:19.” As I studied Romans 7, I came to the…Continue
Added by Lee Holmes on November 4, 2010 at 9:37pm — No Comments
The Message paraphrase of John 12:32 says this: "And I, as I am lifted up from the earth, will attract everyone to me and gather them around me." The next verse tells us what "lifted up" means—"He put it this way to show how he was going to be put to death" (v. 33). But what exactly does the term "attract" or "draw" imply? Is there anything inherently attractive about seeing someone dying by torture?…