Confession as a Discipleship Issue

Confession is admission of sin or wrongdoing. I like the way Renovare defines confession: Sharing our deepest weaknesses and failures with God and trusted others, so that we may enter into God’s grace and mercy and experience his ready forgiveness and healing. Benefits Sin can destroy relationships and drive a…

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Six Discipleship Practices

I was reminded about the value of these six discipleship practice in an article entitled The D-Life Process. I encourage you to read the entire article. Here I want to share the six practices and then comment on each. Fellowship. Community and relationships are essential for discipleship. Even self-discipleship cannot…

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Read and Study the Bible

How does God rank in your life? I am not trying to produce guilt by the question. I am simply encouraging self-assessment. Does your investment of time, energy, and resources clearly communicate to others that He is your top priority? If He is your priority, how much time do you…

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3 Personal Discipleship Priorities

A new year is a great opportunity to evaluate and focus your attention and energy on priorities. Consider these three personal discipleship priorities: Grow as a disciple. Spend time in Bible study and prayer. Follow Jesus. Avoid going through the motions. Take the time to listen to God and to…

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Praying Scripture: Ephesians 6

In my previous post, Personal Discipleship as Conversation with God, I focused on David and the Psalms. In many ways, the Psalms are journal entries about David’s conversations with God. They inspired people in his day and continue to inspire us today. In addition to listening to God through nature…

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Who Am I to Disciple?

There are many questions being asked by potential disciple-makers. Sadly, the lack of answers to these questions have produced much indecisiveness and immobility. Too often the result is no start and no disciple-making. How do we break through this potential roadblock? Prayerful decisiveness and activity. In the case of the…

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