I struggle with obeying God. That’s right. I do. And I bet you do too. As I’ve said many times, “If it was easy, everybody would be doing it.” But it’s not. It’s hard to obey.
Following Jesus is the greatest joy in life. Discipleship is all about following Jesus. Disciplemaking is all about helping others to follow Jesus — and helping others to help others to follow Jesus. Discipleship and Disciplemaking go hand in hand.
This past summer my wife and I had the opportunity to be in Washington, DC for the weekend remembrance of Dr. King’s “I Have a Dream” speech in 1963 – fifty years ago.
Have you ever considered choosing one single word to describe your expectation for a whole year? A few years ago I chose the word Joy. I wanted my year to be characterized by Joy. Today as I attended a meeting of coaches on the Eastside in Redmond, several coaches shared their words for this year.
In Matthew 28:19-20, Jesus gives His disciples His prime directive:
This isn’t a surprise. In many churches, baptizing is reserved for the clergy. However, nowhere in the New Testament do we see instructions or restrictions that limit who can baptize.
A few years ago when I was pastor of Lake Hills Church, my wife said to me, “You need a new vision for our church.”
Many Christians assume that spiritual maturity is measured by the amount of biblical information and doctrine you now. While knowledge is one measurement of maturity, it isn’t all that matters.”Too many Christians are educated beyond their level of obedience.”
Jesus commanded His disciples to make disciples — which includes “teaching to obey.” How do you teach to obey all that Jesus commanded?