The “Brave New World” of the 21st Century requires a “Brave New Discipleship” strategy.

The 1st Mark of a Complete Christian: Worships God Individually

Posted on: June 30, 2015

THE FIRST MARK OF A COMPLETE CHRISTIAN IS THAT HE WORSHIPS GOD INDIVIDUALLY A rich Christian experience requires a vital inner life. Therefore, a complete Christian must spend adequate time cultivating his relationship with the Lord, his knowledge of the Scripture, and his familiarity with biblical attitudes, values and behavior. As an analogy, prisoners of…

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The 7 Marks of a Complete Christian

Posted on: June 23, 2015

THERE ARE 7 MARKS THAT CHARACTERIZE A COMPLETE CHRISTIAN Shortly after graduating from seminary, I was teaching at a Christian college in Arizona. I had the opportunity to lead a young man to Christ, and when he finished praying, he looked up at me in transparent innocence and asked, “Now what?” That question rocked my…

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The Prophet Ezra’s Know-Be-Do Principle

Posted on: June 16, 2015

  EZRA 7:10 GIVES US THREE PRINCIPLES OF SPIRITUAL GROWTH Years ago, I sat in a seminary classroom listening to master teacher, Dr. Howard Hendricks, expound on a passage that few of us even knew was in the Bible: Ezra 7:10, which says, “For Ezra had set his heart to study the law of the…

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In the Stream of Life, are you a Cork or a Salmon?

Posted on: June 09, 2015

THERE ARE TWO DECISIONS THAT DETERMINE WHERE WE END UP! We saw last week that we become what we behold. That is, we inevitably become what we let into our minds and what we think about. Therefore, there are two subsequent steps we must take. First, we must choose what we want to become. As…

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We Become What We Behold

Posted on: June 02, 2015

WHY WE MUST STRATEGICALLY GUARD OUR MINDS   Every moment of every day, something in our soul is being fed and something is being starved. What we feed grows. What we starve shrinks. As a result, we inevitably become what we let into our minds and what we think about. This long-observed reality caused 19th-Century…

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Is This the Greatest Challenge for Discipleship Today?

Posted on: May 26, 2015

Electronic media may present the greatest practical challenge for discipleship today. The presence, power and perversion of much of electronic output certainly creates unprecedented challenges. Regarding the presence of electronic media, it is now possible to be in contact with electronic communication 24 hours a day. From televisions that often go on when families arise…

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When is Less More?

Posted on: May 19, 2015

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Research shows that the mind retains more from a summary than a full presentation. A 1982 study by Carnegie-Mellon University demonstrated that learners retain more from a tight summarization of a subject than they do a full presentation. For this reason, when we teach less, learners may retain more. In addition to that, most learning…

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Does Media-Based Discipleship Work?

Posted on: May 12, 2015

What is the role of relationships vs. electronic media in discipleship? Electronic media, meaning DVD and internet-based curriculum, can be a big help in discipleship if it is the right electronic media, and if it is used in the right way. But it will never replace the centrality of personal relationships in discipleship. With the…

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The Marks of 21st Century Discipleship

Posted on: May 05, 2015

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What some spiritual resources are going to have to look like in the 21st Century. On this website, you will see an approach to discipleship that, I believe, is going to be essential for spiritual success as we move deeper into the 21st century. Many people agree that the church seems to be losing the…

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