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Continuing, healthy church growth demands intensive, effective discipleship. Nurturing the Good Shepherd mentality is a must. Discipleship is the handmaiden of evangelism. Evangelism divorced from discipleship is shallow and ineffective. Discipleship without evangelism leads to a sterile and legalistic church membership that will turn in on itself. Ultimately, such a church has few contact points...
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Cultic attraction is often also due to a reaction to biblical Christianity or to the inadequate practice of biblical Christianity. It has often been stated that “cults live off the unpaid debts of the church.” Where ineffective discipleship takes place, the newly converted may easily be victimized by cultic movements. Likewise, incomplete or superficial evangelism...
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Something to consider for sure! Dawson Trotman says in his article there are five reasons Christians do not reproduce: “1. Un-confessed Sin – Impairment to some essential organ can prevent physical reproduction. In the spiritual realm sin is the disease that can keep one from winning the lost. 2. Fear of Man- “Oh, but I...
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I love the following quote. I have for years tried to explain discipleship. Almost everyone wants it to be a series of lessons. They want to do the 9 lessons and give a certificate. That is not what it is about! Life on life discipleship means just that. One life invested in another life! Jesus...
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I challenge you to read this article. It is important to realize that many are realizing the need to start working on discipleship. Read this and see if you see something that applies to you. Comment on the article. In an article called “Joining the Discipleship Revolution” by Robbie Butler in Missions Frontiers, January- February...
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“Seventy-five Years as a Disciple Maker, an Interview with Jim Downey” puts more emphasis on the idea of learner/follower in Christ’s two minute sermon in Luke 14:26-35, in which he lists the following requirements of a disciple. Love Him more than family. I believe Christ was referring to an adult child who was willing to...
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