Six Mega Shifts, Part 6

Something is happening across the cultural landscape in our country and these six changes should wake us up. Barna analyzed insights drawn from more than 5,000 non-proprietary interviews conducted over 11 months.  1. The Christian Church is becoming less theologically literate. 2. Christians are becoming more ingrown and less outreach-oriented.…

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Disciples and Doubt

The Great Commission text in Matthew 28:16-20 is very familiar to most of us. We have quoted it, preached it, and taught it numerous times. We must be careful with Scripture that is most familiar lest we overlook some truth that has escaped our notice. Matthew 28:17 is one of…

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Discipleship-The Divine Connection

When you think of descriptive passages of Scripture that relate to discipleship, what comes to mind? Maybe Mathew 28:16-20 where Jesus said “make disciples,” or Jesus’ description of what a kingdom person is and does in the Sermon on the Mount or in one of the Gospels like Luke 9:23,…

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Ten Barriers to Disciple Making, Part 7 (Unity)

“Making Disciples” is the church’s number #1 assignment given directly from the lips of Jesus in Matthew 28:19. Aubrey Malphurs lists ten major barriers that churches are facing as they strive to make disciples.  This series of blogs examines these ten components. Here’s the list again: Lack of vision; Lack…

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Ten Barriers to Disciple Making, Part 6 (Prayer)

“Making Disciples” is the church’s number 1 assignment given directly from the lips of Jesus in Matthew 28:19.  Aubrey Malphurs, prolific writer/professor at Dallas Theological Seminary lists ten major barriers that churches are facing as they strive to make disciples.  We are looking at these ten components more closely in…

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10 Barriers to Disciple Making

“Making Disciples” is the church’s assignment given directly from the lips of Jesus in Matthew 28:19. It should always be on our minds and hearts as we lead our churches forward for the glory of Christ. You probably know this verse by heart but look at it with new eyes.…

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