The other day I was reading a portion of Ps 119 and verse 75 stood out to me. In the old NIV it says, “I know, O Lord, that your laws are righteous, and in faithfulness you have afflicted me.” That last portion really caught my attention. “in faithfulness you have afflicted me.” Over the […]
Should you go to church? The answer isn’t what you think.
I just read a great blog post about dealing with dissappointment in disciple making , and Craig brought up something really cool about Mark. Think about this. Mark was such a poor disciple that he left Paul and Barnabus on his first missionary journey with them. Barnabus’ desire to take Mark with them again caused […]
“Aristotle said that some people were only fit to be slaves. I do not contradict him. But I reject slavery because I see no men fit to be masters.” -C.S. Lewis Those parts of your life you do not surrender to your owner are the parts most vulnerable to attack from the enemy.
Do we know a lot about prayer, or do we pray a lot? Is prayer an afterthought, or does prayer define our spiritual walk? Prayer is a discipline I know I need to grow in. What about you? Referenced in the podcast: British evangelist – Gypsy Smith (1860-1947). Here are two places you can […]
Did you realize that if you have been following Jesus for more than two years you are no longer the same culture as your unbelieving neighbor? In fact, while we often think of cross-cultural disciple making as involving people from different countries, there are actually all kinds of different cultures everywhere… even in your hometown. […]
One of Jesus’ most famous commands is to “love our enemies.” Do we dare obey such an unusual command? Do we dare disobey it? Today in America it is election day. So, in that vein, we’ll talk some about our political enemies, and how we can obey Jesus’ command to love our enemies. In the […]
Have you ever felt like you were the only one who cared about something, such as Disciple Making, in your church? Here are 4 tips for those of you who find yourself frustrated. Whether you are frustrated with your church, frustrated with the people you are discipling, or just frustrated with everything, these tips will […]
Is there a Biblical perspective on refugees? What would Jesus say about them? What should you and I do as followers of Jesus in regard to refugees? On the podcast, I didn’t mention Matthew 25:31-46, but it is the next logical passage to consider after Matthew 2:13-18. Other passages we should consider as we weigh […]
Here are 7 questions I (James) like to ask when I am discipling someone. On the show, I talk a little more about the components of a meeting with people you are discipling, as well as fleshing out the importance of each of these questions. How have you been lately? How are you? How is […]