We know that community is a vital idea for us as God’s people. But how do we make the most of it? How do we tell if we’re experiencing the fullness of fellowship the way God designed it?
Watching a favorite holiday movie reminded me of community and the American love of independence. But what does that independence spirit cost us?
As we continue to discuss making disciples, I have one more illustration to share that could be a practical tool to help you visually explain how a God-glorifying life should look.
In the midst of our broken world, what is the hope we are promised by God's Word during the Christmas season?
Here's another resource to help you effectively make disciples.
In an earlier post, I talked about the importance of simple, pass-on-able tools for helping other people grow. Here's the first of three resources I will introduce you to (or remind you of) as you help others pursue God.
One American value that does not help us in our disciplemaking is the idea of rugged individualism. How does God view His human creation and our reliance on one another?
Just as a surgeon, master plumber, or carpenter has instruments and assistants he utilizes to accomplish his work with expertise, so God has instruments and partners that He works with in raising up disciples.
“Wait a minute, Doug. You’re saying we can’t make disciples? You just told us that we are commissioned to make disciples. You even gave us some principles regarding what our disciplemaking should look like! Can you make up your mind?”
What are some important things to remember as we begin to take seriously this idea of making disciples? First and foremost, let’s take a cue from the apostle Paul regarding what the foundation of disciplemaking is meant to be.