Luke Five - Following Jesus to deep waters

Making disciples of all nations.

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National Disciple Making Forum

I should have posted this last week when I saw it, but I didn’t get around to it.  So, because of COVID-19 the National Disciple Making Forum is online for free this year.  It was today and then tomorrow. If you have time I encourage you to take some of it in.  If you don’t have time they have an option where you can purchase access to all of the breakout sessions and videos for 1 year for around $80.

https://discipleship.org/

Best quotes from the day.

“Obedience is God’s love language.” -Joanne Kraft

“I must practice what Jesus preaches before I preach what Jesus practices.” -Joanne Kraft.

So, Joanne wins for the best quotes.  I probably enjoyed the talk “The Disciple Making Movement Solution” by Shodankeh Johnson the best.  There was lots of good stuff, and it was great gathering together with several thousand other people to concentrate on disciple making.

I’m looking forward to tomorrow.

E64 – How do you share your faith with a Buddhist (or anyone else) (Part B)

The other day a friend of mine sent me this message:

“Long time no text. Hope you and your family is doing well. My son is struggling with trying to talk and reach some high school friends that are Buddhist. Do you have any resources or tips to help him start a conversation with them.”

This podcast is an attempt to answer that question.

E63 – How do you share your faith with a Buddhist (or anyone else) (Part A)

The other day a friend of mine sent me this message:

“Long time no text. Hope you and your family is doing well. My son is struggling with trying to talk and reach some high school friends that are Buddhist. Do you have any resources or tips to help him start a conversation with them.”

This podcast is an attempt to answer that question.

E62 – Missions, PTSD, and Mid-life Crises

Many prepare for the initial sacrifice, but few think about the costs the rest of their lives.

Its been a while since we posted anything.  After I posted this episode I thought of a dozen different things I wish I had said or added, so maybe I’ll make a part 2 down the road.

Discovery Bible Study – Helping people discover Jesus with their freinds

The Discovery Bible study was originally created overseas in order to give people seeking Jesus a way to discover Jesus. It can be used in all sorts situations from a group of lost people studying the Bible (under the influence of a disciple maker) to new believers classes, to youth groups and Sunday Schools. I’m not sure who first came up with it, but I ran into this form of it from Contagious Disciple Making whose information is listed below.

Discovery Bible Study – This is the copy you give to be used by seekers.

Discovery Bible Study with DNA – This is the copy you use or give to someone who wants to understand Discovery Bible Studies.

The Discovery Bible study is usually used with a chronological story set designed to take a person from Creation and the fall of man to the resurrection of Christ.  Each story set has to be adapted to the culture or people group using it, but here are two lists you can consider starting with.

Calvary Road Ministries has two story sets that can be used.  You can see their first story list here.

From Contagious Disciple Making.  This book has a whole chapter on starting Discovery groups and using the Discovery Bible Study. It is one of my favorite books on disciple making.  Also, check out their website for other useful information.

1 Gen 1:1-25 Creation:   God created the World
2 Gen 2:4-24 Creation: Creation of Man
3 Gen 3:1-13 The Fall: First sin and judgement
4 Gen 3:14-24 The Fall: Judgement of a sinful world
5 Gen 6:1 – 9:17 The Fall: The flood
6 Gen 12:1-8, 15:1-6 Redemption: God’s promise to Abram
7 Gen 22:1-19 Redemption: Abraham offers Isaac as a Sacrifice
8 Ex 12:1-28 Redemption: The promise of Passover
9 Ex 20:1-21 Redemption: The ten Commandments
10 Lev 4:1-35 Redemption: The sacrificial system
11 Is 53 Redemption: Isaiah Foreshadows the coming promise
12 Luke 1:26-38, 2:1-20 Redemption: The birth of Jesus
13 Mt 3, John 1:29-34 Redemption: Jesus is Baptised
14 Mt 4:1-11 Redemption: The temptation of Christ
15 John 3:1-21 Redemption: Jesus and Nicodemus
16 John 4: 1-26, 39-42 Redemption: Jesus and the Woman at the well
17 Luke 5:17-26 Redemption: Jesus forgives and heals
18 Mark 4:35-41 Redemption: Jesus calms the storm
19 Mark 5:1-20 Redemption: Jesus casts out evil spirits
20 John 11:1-44 Redemption: Jesus raises Lazurus from the dead
21 Matthew 26:26-30 Redemption: The first Lord’s supper
22 John 18 – 19:16 Redemption: Jesus is betrayed and condemned
23 Luke 23:32-56 Redemption: Jesus is crucified
24 Luke 24:1-35 Redemption: Jesus Conquers Death
25 Luke 24:36-53 Redemption: Jesus appears and ascends
26 John 3:1-21 Redemption: We have a choice

Contact us if you have questions or need help using it. Maybe sometime in the near future, we will do a podcast episode on it.

E61 – Story of the Ne’er-do-well

Who are the ne’er-do-wells in your life?  What are their stories?

 

This is the talk I mentioned: Tea with Hezbollah: Is it possible to love your enemy? Carl Medearis

He has a book with a similar title if you are interested in reading the book called Tea with Hezbollah: Sitting at the Enemies’ Table

I told a little bit of the story from Peace Child. If you liked what you heard I encourage you to read the whole book.

E60 – Hitting the 20 mile wall

Learning to run

Run a marathon

Not a sprint

A marathon

And, run it well

“If only for this life we have hope in Christ, we are to be pitied more than all men.” 1 Cor 15:19 (NIV)

E59 – When God asks you to play second fiddle… or third… or fourth

What do you do when God asks you to play second fiddle? What do you do when His plan for you is not fame and glory, but anonymity and unrecognized work? Will you follow Him?

E58 – Perseverance and Encouragement

Ironically, a short episode on perseverance and encouragement.

E57 – Are you all in?

Are you all in when it comes to the Kingdom?  What does it mean to be all in?  How do we help grow the people to disciple to be all in?  In this episode, we address some of those questions as well as some of our own struggles in those areas.

 

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