Discipleship: Faith AND Works

My Sunday School class had a great lesson yesterday focusing on the James 2:17-26. We examined scripture to clear up confusion about faith and works. Paul is clear in Ephesians 2:8-9 (CSB): For you are saved by grace through faith, and this is not from yourselves; it is God’s gift—not from…

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Starting a D-Group

My friend, Bob Mayfield, this week posted a practical post entitled How to Start a D-Group. I want to encourage you to read the entire post. Here are the first two sections: Why D-Groups? Disciples are best made in a community of close relationships. Jesus had Peter, James, and John.…

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Disciple with R.O.P.E.S.

Living as Christ’s disciples is about knowledge and practice. It is about faith and works. It is about living out Christ’s words and actions. And R.O.P.E.S. can help us and our disciples. What tools have you used to help those you mentoring gain knowledge while also putting faith into action?…

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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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Bible Reading Survey Insights

Daily reading the Bible is important. It is one of the best predictors of spiritual progress. Daily Bible reading is an essential daily spiritual discipline. Men, women, young, and old benefit from being in God’s Word daily. This is an essential discipline as we mentor our disciples. I read an…

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