His Commandments Are Not Burdensome. If any one says, "I love God," and hates his brother, he is a liar; for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen.
And this commandment we have from him, that he who loves God should love his brother also. Every one who believes that Jesus is the Christ is a child of God, and every one who loves the parent loves the child. By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and obey his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. Suppose you knew that a Christian friend of yours was doing something wrong—at least wrong as far as you could judge by the Scriptures. A False Kind of Ethical Reasoning. The Navigators — Life-to-Life Discipleship.
5 Basics of a Discipleship Time. The G.O.S.P.E.L Message Explained - Life In 6 Words. Addressing Your Disciple’s Problems. As much as discipling another person is a thrill there will be times when it is really difficult as well.
Two issues to keep in mind to avoid speed bumps in your discipleship journey: commitment to the relationship and issues that need to be addressed. Fastest growing church has no buildings, no central leadership, and is mostly led by women. By Mark Ellis – For the last few years, researchers have credited the underground church in Iran as the fastest growing Christian church in the world.
It has unique characteristics that defy comparison with churches in America and Europe, and in the opinion of some who know it well, the church in the West could learn by studying it. “The fastest growing church in the world has taken root in one of the most unexpected and radicalized nations on earth,” according to “Sheep Among Wolves,” the outstanding two-hour documentary about the revival that has taken place inside Iran.
“The Iranian awakening is a rapidly reproducing discipleship movement that owns no property or buildings, has no central leadership, and is predominantly led by women.” Make Disciples, Not Visitors: Rethinking Your Easter Weekend - Replicate Ministries. Getting Real Discipleship Started In Your Church. For those of you who are church pastors, church staff, or lay leaders, and are responsible for the overall culture and strategy of discipleship, the thought of implementing simple discipleship strategies may seem daunting.
Oftentimes, our discipleship programs have grown haphazardly, so changes could mean cutting or changing ministries that don’t produce fruit. These potential changes could stop you in your tracks, reminding you of the challenge and pushback you will face. Below are a few suggested ways to begin incorporating the process of simple discipleship into your church. 12 Tips for a Successful Campaign. Having lived through 9 campaigns (running point on 5) in my 12 years as Small-Group Pastor here at Saddleback, I have discovered that a strategy is only as good as the foundation and follow-through that surrounds it.
As they say, the devil is in the details. That’s why our Saddleback Church Campaigns come with full instructions on how to run the campaign from start to finish. The instructions explain what types of teams you need to develop in addition to providing a calendar timeline and training DVDs. Top 5 Keys to Starting New Groups. Lots of New Groups. If you’ve been along for any of this conversation, you know that I believe unconnected people are always one tough thing away from not being around.
Always. An illness. A difficult marriage or divorce. The loss of a job. A child making bad decisions. 12 Tips for a Successful Campaign. Help! We Had a Successful Small Group Campaign… Now What? I get questions.
Some of them are just too good to keep to myself. Here’s one from yesterday: Hi Mark, I’ve been following your blog for a few months now and it’s been extremely helpful. In fact, because of your blog, this fall we went “open bar” and Saddleback style on our small group strategy and saw great results! We doubled our small group numbers with 50 new groups/leaders added! Reading The Bible Fast And Slow In 2019. Today I’m glad to share an article by Paul Carter, a friend who has contributed to my site a couple of times in the past. He is passionate about reading and teaching God’s Word and I’m glad to have him lay down the challenge to read the Bible fast and slow in 2019. The Great Commandment and the Great Commission. 8.1. 2010 830 Times read Have we lost our passion for the unchurched?
Our Anabaptist forefathers quoted the Great Commission more than any other Scripture. This was their driving force. Mission has its roots in intimacy with Jesus. 10 Bible Verses About Making Disciples. 3 Tips for Starting a Bible Study. Analysis of “The Final Quest” by Rick Joyner. How the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator Can Help You Share the Gospel. In the third and fourth chapters of John's gospel, we find Jesus sharing the good news of the kingdom with two distinctly different individuals.
The first was a Pharisee named Nicodemus, who steals away in the dead of the night to visit Jesus (John 3:1–21). The second is a Samaritan woman He meets at Jacob's well (John 4:1–26). Jesus doesn't launch into a prepared gospel presentation. Spring Assessment - 2016. Do Christians Have to Set Aside Scripture to “Love Like Jesus”?
8 Ways to Easily Be Missional. Missional is not an event we tack onto our already busy lives.
Generals International. As a prophetic intercessor, my regular prayer time usually involves listening to the Holy Spirit and praying what is on His agenda moment by moment; however, there are a few things I’ve chosen to pray for every single day. I start my mornings with them and often return to them again before I close my eyes at night. This list has grown over the years, as I have learned and grown. I hope these prayers will encourage you and impact your heart the way they continue to impact mine. The Tragic Cost of Non-Discipleship. Caesar Kalinowski. Discipleship Resources - Antioch Community Church. Check out some of these resources to learn more about what it looks like to be a disciple and how to cultivate healthy discipleship relationships: The Antioch Discipleship App: Head over to the App Store to get the Antioch Discipleship App.
Encountering God - As a Lifestyle - Antioch Community Church.