Monthly Archives: January 2012

Intentional Discipleship Part 3: The Vine and Branch

Intentional discipleship is surrendering to the Father’s will and walking in Jesus’ presence.  Last week we looked at Jesus the Rabbi and how a first century disciple sat at the master’s feet longing to take on his character.  In John … Continue reading

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Intentional Discipleship Part 2: Rabbi’s Dust

Intentional discipleship is surrendering to the Father’s will and walking in Jesus’ presence. For a disciple, time in the teacher’s presence is vital, because it is in his presence that the disciple learns to do what the teacher does. You … Continue reading

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Intentional Discipleship Part 1: Surrendering to the Will of the Father.

Intentional discipleship is surrendering to the will of the Father. The first of AA’s twelve steps is to admit you are powerless to bring about change in your life, and the second step goes hand in hand with it, to … Continue reading

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Intentional Discipleship

Some time ago I posted a list of troubling statistics that detailed just how little our faith seems to be impacting the way we live our lives?  The root cause of the unhinging of what we say we believe from … Continue reading

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How Do We Follow?

The heart of the Gospel is the kingdom of God.  I did a series on this and wrote that the kingdom is present.  It gives life and is grounded in relationships.  The kingdom of God is available to all and … Continue reading

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Discipleship or Disciple?

I recently posted something about words or phrases that we use but do not fully understand.  A couple examples I gave were “Jesus is always with me” and “God has a plan for my life.” Another example I could have … Continue reading

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Water Closets, Schweppes Toilet Water, God Has a Plan For My Life and Other Communication Blunders

I once heard a story about the Wheaton College Women’s Chorale and a little wardrobe snafu.  It is a yearly ritual for groups at Wheaton to design t-shirts to mark their belonging to that group.  One particular year the ladies … Continue reading

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