Discipleship Growth

Learning for the Next Generation

Guest Post By John Richardson “…You find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax. All you need is a book.” The Cat in The Hat was a favorite of mine and for many years the only book I had ever finished…for a while. As a child I loved to read, but as time passed my patience and desire waned. I filled my time with easy things and left books and all of their nerdy stereotypes on the shelf. All of this changed when I became a Christian, because to know God required me to read and study His Word. The Christian walk placed the thing I loved most (God) against the thing I hated worst (reading). God won and keeps on winning as I fall more in love with His Word. Read More
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Begin With the End in Mind

As the old saying goes, “If you aim at nothing, you’ll hit it every time.” This adage helps us to remember how important it is to work toward goals and objectives in whatever we do. If this is important in everything we are involved in, how much more so when it comes to things that are eternal – God, His Word, and the souls of men? What are the goals the Disciple Maker is working toward? As I examine the New Testament, I believe there are two main goals of a Disciple Maker. 1. To equip believers to grow and mature 2. To empower believers to equip others This week’s post will consider the first major goal, and next week’s will deal with the second. Read More
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