Luke Five - Following Jesus to deep waters

Making disciples of all nations.

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E45 – Two Rotten Plumbers

What can I compare making disciples to? Making disciples is like two rotten plumbers…

E44 – Seeking Political Solutions to Spiritual Problems

Last week was the State of the Union address, with all of the political wrangling and turmoil around it. That is pretty normal. However, I want to respond to a troubling trend I am seeing in our American churches right now.  The problem is we are seeking political solutions to spiritual problems. You can’t legislate change in people’s hearts.  Only Jesus can change a heart.

E43 – Case Study: Disciple A – Part 3

A continuing case study on how to disciple someone.

E42 – The Redemption of Tac Buchanan

Tac has a story, a brutally crazy story.  God has a story, too.  It’s a story of redemption.

After you hear his story, I encourage you to check out http://www.bridgestolife.org/ and prayerfully consider if this is something you should be involved with in some form or fashion.

E41 – Case Study: Disciple A – Part 2

A continuing case study on how to disciple someone.

Disciple Making Movement (DMM) Defined

Here is a quote I wanted to share with you from a couple of articles on discipleship.org.

Disciple Making Movements Defined

A disciple making movement exists when churches* plant churches

  • through gospel activity
  • that has abundant fruit among the lost,
  • that multiplies these disciples (people growing in obedience to all of Jesus’ commands)
  • who in turn replicate themselves in others, so that we can see at least four generations regularly produced
  • in multiple streams of disciple-making activity
  • and these streams multiply consistently into churches.

*Discipleship.org defines a church as – A spiritual family growing in surrendered obedience to all the teachings of Jesus Christ who gather together regularly under Biblically recognized leadership for the purpose of fulfilling the Great Commission (making disciples) with a Great Commandment heart (loving God, loving people). 

  You can read both articles here. Part 1. Part 2

E40 – Nerf Gun Fights and Other Ways to Disciple Your Children – Dr Tracy McElhattan

Dr. Tracy McElhattan joins us to discuss ideas and routines to help you disciple your children.

Tracy is the Director of Early Childhood Ministries at a church in Kansas. Prior to working in vocational ministry, she taught early childhood special education or worked in educational research for 13 years. She also writes and edits Sunday School curriculum for children with special needs. She loves preschoolers and their families, especially first-time parents. She has an awesome husband and two super-fun little boys.

You can follow Tracy on her blog at www.drtracymcelhattan.com.

Resources mentioned:

The Jesus Storybook Bible

Deut 6:4-9Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one. You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart. 7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

 

E39 – Case Study: Disciple “A”

This is a case study on how to disciple someone.  In order to give you a look into what we are doing, I will be sharing what I am doing on a regular basis with a man I’ll call “Disciple A.”  I hope you enjoy this format, and I hope it will give you insights into how to disciple the people around you.

The case study was inspired by this article from the Discipleship.org blog.  I highly encourage you to read it, as well as the follow-up part 2 article. (Part 2 is a MUST read!)

Resources mentioned:

Episodes covering:
7 Questions to ask in a discipling relationship
HEAR Journals – The description of the HEAR journal starts at about 24 minutes and 45 seconds. This is where we get the story clothes I use with the people I disciple.

Historycloth.com This is where we get the story clothes I use with the people I disciple.

 

E38 – Being among the lost like yeast

“Some want to live within the sound
Of church or chapel bell;
I want to run a rescue shop,
Within a yard of hell.”
C.T. Studd

Yeast is does no good sitting inside a yeast package.  It has to mix with the flour before it serves a purpose.

Book mentioned:

Concentric Circles of Concern: The Seven Stages for Making Disciples

 

E37 – Answering questions like Jesus

How did Jesus answer questions? Have you ever thought about that?  Have you ever wished you could have Jesus pinch hit for you when you were asked a hard question.  Today we are going to look at how Jesus answered questions, and we are using the background of a recent controversy a certain Christian singer found herself in after answering a tough question.  Let’s see what we can learn about how to answer questions in our lives the way Jesus would.

Here is the link where you can listen to a section of the original interview on YouTube.

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