Author Archives: Matt Dabbs

The 4,380,000 Step Plan For Discipleship

4000 steps a day. 365 days in a year. 3 years with Jesus. If the disciples walked 4,380,000 steps with Jesus (I bet it was far more) we learn immediately that there is no 5 step plan to becoming a disciple of Jesus. There is a 4,380,000 step plan. It is going to take everyContinue Reading

The Dangerous Side of Discipleship

Anytime we set up hierarchies we set up the possibility of abuse. Church is no different. Discipleship is no different. Discipleship often involves a more mature believer discipling a new or less mature believer. It doesn’t have to be that way but typically it is. With that comes the ever present temptation of abuse. TheContinue Reading

What Do We Mean By the Word Discipleship?

It is always important to define our terms to make sure we are on the same page. Several people have asked for me to define my terms. I hope this is helpful. Let me know in the comments what your thoughts are on how you define this. I was at a conference a few yearsContinue Reading

I Want to Hear Your Story

In the previous post I told some of my story about my history with discipleship. One astute reader pointed out that I haven’t fully defined Discipleship yet. That is true. I will do that in an upcoming post. In the meantime please join in and tell us your experience or lack of experience with beingContinue Reading

My Discipleship Story

Hello my name is Matt and I am wrestling with discipleship. I grew up in church. My mom and dad made that a big priority growing up. They took my brother and I to church every week and taught us about God, Jesus, the Bible, and how to live the Christian life. I suspect manyContinue Reading

Welcome to the Discipleship Expedition

Thank you for joining me in our focus on discipleship. I wish I could tell you that I had this mapped out precisely but I don’t. I don’t because I don’t think you can do that with any level of precision. Trips can be planned with some precision. Expeditions cannot. Expeditions are different because theirContinue Reading

Refocusing Kingdom Living – A Big Announcement

Over the last several months I have finally decided to dive into something that I have been quite hesitant to dive into in the past. I was hesitant to dive into it because I knew if I did it would require me to change a lot of the ways I do many of the thingsContinue Reading

Small Things Added Up Become Big Things

Everyone wants to accomplish big things but few people want to do the small things that add up to that result. How many times have you hoped that a job would open up somewhere where you could get paid to do what you love? For that job to exist the way you conceive of itContinue Reading

Reflections on My First 40 Years

A pivotal moment in our lives can happen any day of the year and any day of our lives. But there is something about a milestone that gets our attention. The milestones encourage us to reflect. They prompt our memories to dislodge moments that are otherwise nearly impossible to retrieve but are in the recessesContinue Reading

The Ever Present Problem of Confirmation Bias

We all believe what we believe and typically want what we believe to be true. Not only do we want it to be true, we believe what we already believe is true, otherwise we would believe something else. In short, we think we are right and other people are wrong, unless of course they agreeContinue Reading

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