We Are Closest to God on Mission
September 18, 2020
We've all been at the place in our spiritual journey where we have said, "I just don't feel close to God right now," whether that be a stale prayer life, lack of insight and understanding when reading scripture, or being unmoved in worship. Feeling like God is active and present...
Sharing Life Means Sharing the Real You
September 11, 2020
But what about the times in our lives when we don't follow Jesus as closely as we should? What about when our walk isn't worthy of imitating? Should we allow people to see that also? If we aren't careful, we can lead ourselves to believe that the people we are...
We Have Something to Share
August 28, 2020
This summer I have learned some important truths from God's word by human observation at my neighborhood swimming pool. But, that in and of itself is biblical, since we are all image bearers of Christ. Of course, His creation is instructive about its Creator. Sure, I have also learned who...
Developing and Maintaining Relationships
August 21, 2020
Making disciples requires relationships. Jesus (the ultimate disciple maker), was the greatest preacher that ever lived. But His method for reaching the world was not preaching, it was loving relationships with a few men. Jesus was constantly building and cultivating relationships. He knew that movements happen through people, not programs....
What COVID - 19 Has Taught Us About Church
August 14, 2020
The "success" of the western world church has long been measured by size. How many people came? How large was the event ? What were the numbers? Dhati Lewis says that most of us have reduced Christianity to conferences, concerts, and church services. I think this has been revealed and...
If I Have Not Love, I Am Nothing
August 7, 2020
Discipling others begins with love. It's about caring for someone deeply enough to open your life and invest major time and sacrifice to see Christ formed in them. As we know from the story of the gospel, love is not just a feeling, but an action. "But God demonstrated His...
Winning Arguments or Souls?
July 24, 2020
Yelp is an online review site where people share their perceptions of local businesses. Often before my wife tries a new restaurant, she will check the yelp reviews just to see what it might be like to eat there. Recently I left my first ever review of a barbecue place...
3 Things to Help With The Summertime Lull
July 10, 2020
12-18 months is a long commitment. It feels even longer to people when the weather is great and vacations are on the calendar. The summer months are challenging to keep the momentum of your D-Group, mainly because of the busyness of life. But when things start competing for time with...
Silver Sneakers Ministry
July 3, 2020
A few months back I was looking for a way to get a guy from my discipleship group into an evangelistic conversation. I took him to the mall to see if there might be someone hanging out in the food court that we could engage for his training. When we...