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Why Aren’t Most Churches Making Disciples?

May 9th, 2022 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

The reality is we are all being discipled and every church makes disciples…the question is “what kind of disciple?” Some churches produce consumeristic disciples who are following the latest fad or who are being appealed to on the basis of their desires. Other churches are producing Christ-like disciples. There are churches everywhere in between. There […]

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You Don’t Have to Ask the Elders About Everything

April 28th, 2022 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Sometimes you will hear people say “We need to ask the elders about that?” There are times when that is true – that you need to talk with a more mature Christian to get insight and input, prayer, etc. But in some cases we are asking for permission to do things God already said to […]

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Teach Like Jesus

April 26th, 2022 · No Comments · Uncategorized

If we want to teach like Jesus we are going to need to: 1 – Ask lots of questions 2 – Use the Bible 3 – Speak truth to power 4 – Humble yourself 5 – Show people by living what you teach 6 – Train people in skills 7 – Pray all the time […]

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Four Things About God that Help us in Life’s Disappointments

April 4th, 2022 · No Comments · Uncategorized

There are several working assumptions about God that help us through disappointments in life. 1 – God is big and powerful. 2 – God loves us 3 – God constantly works on our behalf for our good. 4 – God knows everything. Because God knows everything, has the power to work change in our lives, […]

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I am Concerned…Let’s Pray About This

March 25th, 2022 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

If we can’t work well together as Christians and churches when things are going well, what are we going to do when things get tough? What are we going to do when/if persecution comes? Will we keep arguing about minutia or will we get serious about our mission? The reason we have had the margin […]

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Locked in on Jesus – Keep Your Focus!

March 21st, 2022 · 2 Comments · Uncategorized

What does it take to get our eyes off Jesus? The woman in Luke 7 shows us just how focused a person can be on the Lord. A Pharisee named Simon had Jesus over for dinner…in the middle of the meal, a woman came into the room. She was weeping, crying…she made her way to […]

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Junk the Spiritual Gifts Inventories – Focus on Ephesians 4 Instead

February 25th, 2022 · 9 Comments · Uncategorized

Over the last 20 years, spiritual gifts inventories abound. I cannot help but wonder what drives the desire to want to know our gifts. Hopefully it is a desire to serve out of our strengths. On the slightly darker side is an obsession with the self and our desire to feel uniquely gifted. Oddly enough, […]

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Spiritual Maturity Is More Than Bible Knowledge

February 23rd, 2022 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

How many long time Christians have you known who knew the Bible inside and out but were absolutely rotten inside? It is easy to equate Bible knowledge with Spiritual maturity. If Bible knowledge alone isn’t spiritual maturity, what is? I heard a useful answer to this from Curtis Sergeant who said that spiritual maturity is […]

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I Just Noticed This About Luke 8

January 22nd, 2022 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

Luke 8 contains a bunch of great stories…about halfway through the chapter we get Jesus going across the lake where he meets Legion and casts out the legion of demons. The demoniac is unclean. He is in Gentile territory. He is bleeding. He lives among the tombs where the dead people are. He also lives […]

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The Often Untold or Misunderstood Parts of Church of Christ History

January 21st, 2022 · 1 Comment · Uncategorized

I recently conducted an interview with Dr. Leonard Allen who is the Dean of Bible and Ministry at Lipscomb. It was a fascinating conversation where he articulated a lifetime’s worth of learning into just under an hour. I want to point you to this because many of my readers grew up in Churches of Christ […]

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