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The Spiritual Disciplines: Habits Of Devotion

The Spiritual Disciplines: Habits Of Devotion

"The road to spiritual maturity always passes through the spiritual disciplines" - Donald Whitney.   When I was a freshman at LSU, I was given a little pamphlet by my discipleship group called "Quiet Time" by NavPress.  Our group leader said, "After you read...

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S2E8: Is Hollywood The New Hellenism?

S2E8: Is Hollywood The New Hellenism?

Summary: The impacts of Hellenism are vast and they penetrate every area of our culture. In this episode, Robby and Chris identify the four key elements of Hellenism that changed the mindset of the Jewish people and has continued to influence us today. Time Stamps:...

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What Do I Actually Do In My Discipleship Group Meetings?

What Do I Actually Do In My Discipleship Group Meetings?

A great question to consider, what do we do during our discipleship group meetings?  Another way to ask it may be, how do I structure my discipleship group time?  Remember, a discipleship group (a d-group) is a gender specific group of 3 to 5 that journeys together...

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How Should A Disciple Grow?

How Should A Disciple Grow?

The first week of your discipleship group includes conversation about where you’re headed for the year. We need to have a target in mind for what areas of life where we need to grow. You’ve heard it before, if you aim at nothing you’ll hit it every time. A...

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S05E09 – Week 4: Planning An Awesome Hangout Night

S05E09 – Week 4: Planning An Awesome Hangout Night

SHOW NOTES: SUMMARY: In this episode, Vick and Mike show you how to prepare for one of the most important nights in your monthly rhythm: the Hangout Night.   TIME STAMPS: 2:42 What is a Hangout Night? 08:00 Pray, Invest, Invite 11:00 Preparing for your Hangout...

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What Should The First Week Of My D-Group Look Like?

What Should The First Week Of My D-Group Look Like?

It’s not necessary to start well in order to finish well, but it sure does help! The first week your group meets goes a long way towards laying the foundation for the whole year, so we ought to put some thought into doing it well. This first week will look really...

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S05E08: Week 3: The Impact Life Group Has On Others

S05E08: Week 3: The Impact Life Group Has On Others

SUMMARY: In this episode, Vick and Mike walk you through the third week of your Life Group and help you shape it into an outward-focused evangelistic tool as well as an edifying community for those already involved. TIME STAMPS: 3:40 How to use Icebreaker Questions...

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How Do I Ask Someone If I Can Disciple Them?

How Do I Ask Someone If I Can Disciple Them?

As a guy, getting invited to that middle school Sadie Hawkins dance was the greatest moment of your 12 years on Earth up to that moment. Finally, the girls have to do the inviting and believe it or not you got picked! You were on such a high getting invited that you...

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S2E6: More Than Simple Belief

S2E6: More Than Simple Belief

Summary: The Bible is not simply black and white, it’s dynamic. Today Robby and Chris talk about how when following Jesus sometimes instead of searching for more information on what Jesus was like, we should walk with him and understand how he lived. Time Stamps: 2:53...

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S2E5: How To Think Like Jesus

S2E5: How To Think Like Jesus

Summary: Eastern and Western thought are radically different from each other. The problem we face today is that we try to read the bible, an Eastern book with a Western mindset. In this episode, Robby and Chris show you how to interpret the Bible with an Eastern...

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S2E4: Did Jesus Fulfill Or Replace The Old Testament

S2E4: Did Jesus Fulfill Or Replace The Old Testament

Summary: Many Americans today have adopted replacement theology without even realizing it. Today on the podcast Robby and Chris define abolish and fulfill to have a better understanding of what role the Old Testament played in shaping the New Testament. Time Stamps:...

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Who Should I Invite Into My Discipleship Group?

Who Should I Invite Into My Discipleship Group?

Do you ever break your own rules? Anybody nodding with me? “I’m going to stay away from sugar until my birthday.” “I will not pick up my phone until the kids have gone to bed.” “I’m going to floss every night before bed.” We break our own rules all the time! How about...

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S2E3: How Martin Luther Lost The Jewishness of Jesus

S2E3: How Martin Luther Lost The Jewishness of Jesus

Summary: Martin Luther is one of the most influential church fathers to date. That being said, with every revolutionary idea you lose a bit of tradition. Robby and Chris look into how Martin Luther’s hatred of the Jewish people has shaped the way we perceive the Old...

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S05E07 Week 2: The Impact Life Group Has On Us

S05E07 Week 2: The Impact Life Group Has On Us

SUMMARY: In this episode, Vick and Mike walk you through the second week of the Life Group 30 Day Startup Guide TIME STAMPS: 4:45 Establishing the flow of group time 8:07 Why we want to invest in the group members 10:00 Engaging your members to serve the group 12:30...

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S05E06: Week 1 of Life Group

S05E06: Week 1 of Life Group

SUMMARY: In this episode, Vick and Mike walk you through your first week in the Life Group Startup guide. TIME STAMPS: 1:16  Introducing the 30-Day Startup 5:05 What to accomplish on Week 1 9:30 How and why to set expectations LINKS: The Life Group 30 Day Startup...

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S02E02: Having A Biblical View Of Jesus

S02E02: Having A Biblical View Of Jesus

Summary: Having a biblical view of Jesus shapes how you read the Bible. In this episode, Robby and Chris look at a couple of common stories in the New Testament and explain how with a more in-depth knowledge of the Old Testament these common stories hold greater...

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S02E01: Why Have We Forgotten Jesus?

S02E01: Why Have We Forgotten Jesus?

Summary: In American culture today it is difficult for most of us to recognize the Jewishness of Jesus. Kicking off the new season Robby and Chris discuss how our false image of Christ can shape the way we learn. Time Stamps:  3:47 (Why have we forgotten Jesus?) 8:28...

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S05 E05: Sharing Responsibility in Your Life Group

S05 E05: Sharing Responsibility in Your Life Group

SUMMARY: In this episode, Vick and Mike discuss the importance of sharing responsibility among your group members and give some helpful tips on how to do it best. TIME STAMPS: 3:20 Two reasons why you should be sharing responsibility 8:56 The five roles you can invite...

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S05E04: Helping People Become Who God Designed Them To Be

S05E04: Helping People Become Who God Designed Them To Be

SUMMARY: In this episode, Vick and Mike talk about how to make Life Groups a place where people can become the person God designed them to be. TIME STAMPS: 2:23 The kind of environment we should focus on creating 5:00 Managing your group’s expectations 7:35 Why...

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S05 E03: 5 Elements of Life- Changing Discussion

S05 E03: 5 Elements of Life- Changing Discussion

Vick and Mike talk about five things that can help you make the discussion in your Life Groups the kind that facilitates life change. Time Stamps 7:08 Element 1: Word-Centered 9:20 Element 2: Authentic 11:00 Element 3: Conversational 14:47 Element 4:...

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S05 E02: Helping People Belong in Your Life Group

S05 E02: Helping People Belong in Your Life Group

Vick and Mike discuss how to make your home a place that makes unbelievers feel welcomed and accepted. Time Stamps 2:10 Why “Belong” is such an important concept 4:46 How do you create a space where people can belong? 13:35 Practical Tips Links Additional Discipleship...

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S05 E01: 3 Moments In Life Changing Community

S05 E01: 3 Moments In Life Changing Community

Vick and Mike discuss the three most crucial moments that can help elevate your Life Group to the sort of community that changes lives. Time Stamps 3:45 Why Community is important 8:20 Moment 1: “One Another” 11:25 Moment 2: “You, Too” 14:16 Moment 3: “Aha!" Links 3...

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