Category Archives: The Journey

Explaining The Discipleship Vision and Where We are Headed

As with anything all this discipleship emphasize has vision that is being clarified over time. I want to explain the main building blocks and their purposes as well as the process that has happened to get things where they are right now. It is time to let you know what is going on and offerContinue Reading

Discipleship: Paul, Jesus, or Someone Else?

Churches of Christ have been notoriously interested in Paul. I think a lot of this has to do with Paul’s dealing with church matters and we often found ourselves in conversations with other groups on how to do church right. Jesus didn’t really seem as interested in that in his ministry, the church hadn’t beenContinue Reading

Who Was the Great Commission Given to? The Big Excuse that is Hindering Our Growth

There are so many times people ignore the original context to their detriment. In the case of the Great Commission, some focus in on the original context in order to get out of the instruction. When Jesus said “Go and make disciples” he said that to the 11. Some say that was just for them,Continue Reading

The Minister’s Discipleship Dilemma: Four Things Holding Us Back

I have known for years that I needed to emphasize discipleship but a few things held me back. I know I cannot be alone in this. Maybe you can relate. Here are some factors that are keeping us (me at least) from doing more discipling. 1 – We weren’t discipledMost of us didn’t grow upContinue Reading

Living Your Life For the Purpose God Created For You

Suppose you buy a boat. You tow it to your house and park it in your driveway. There is sits day after day. It is on its trailer. Gassed up, ready to go. Week after week it sits. From time to time you get up in the boat, sit in in and enjoy the view.Continue Reading

The Disciple and Solitude in a Social Media Age

One of the first things we see Jesus do in Luke, after calling his first disciples, is find time to get away from it all and pray. We see this in Luke 5:16. He had just healed a man with leprosy. News was spreading. Crowds were forming. Jesus was in high demand. In today’s socialContinue Reading

Understand Who You Are Following – A Few Words About Jesus

Jesus. He goes by many titles. Each one means something significant that will help us follow him more closely. We call him: Lord – he is in charge (Matt 8:2) Christ/Messiah – This means anointed one (Implies he is King – John 1:17) Savior – He is the liberator from all that oppresses us includingContinue Reading

Jesus Preaches & Demonstrates the Gospel in Our Presence

Over the next several posts we will be paying attention to the methods Jesus used to make disciples. Jesus is the greatest discipler who ever lived. Let’s learn from his example as we have already determined that each of us are called by Christ to be discipled by Christ. So let’s let him disciple usContinue Reading

Parallel NIV/Greek New Testament PDF on the word “Disciple”

I am attaching a pdf for you to download that has all the occurrences of the word “disciple” in the NIV paralleled with the Greek New Testament. There are nearly 300 occurences of this word in the New Testament! In contrast the word “Christian” appears less than half a dozen times. In our current wayContinue Reading

One Step

Discipleship is a journey. It isn’t a sprint. It isn’t a label. It is a trek…an expedition with Jesus in the lead. Where he goes, we follow. Jesus doesn’t always go where we want him to go. Remember him resolutely setting his face toward Jerusalem where he would suffer and die? Remember him prophesying hisContinue Reading


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