The Parable of the Sower describes Satan as a bird that swoops in and “takes away the word that was sown” in some of the people that we… Read more “when Satan tries to snatch the seed”
What do you do when the Gospel seed that you are sowing doesn’t take root? One option is to shake the dust off your feet and move… Read more “plow first, seed second”
What is it that keeps many followers of Jesus from making disciples of the lost? Ironically, it is the command to “go” that actually stops many of us from… Read more “awkward moments”
Jesus tells us to teach all people everywhere to obey everything that he has commanded. One way to do this is by asking 5 simple questions. Here… Read more “teaching obedience through 5 questions”
One of the biggest responsibilities of a disciple maker is to direct people to Bible stories that will help the group being discipled readily discover and respond… Read more “10 stories about Jesus”
The shepherds who saw Jesus the night he was born did something that I don’t do: they immediately went and told others about Jesus. That made sense for… Read more “starting at the very beginning”
They heard about Jesus.
They went and saw him for themselves.
And when they had seen him, “they spread the word concerning what had been told them about this child, and all who heard it were amazed at what the shepherds said to them” (Luke 2:17-18).
One of the greatest disciple makers of all time never referred to himself as a disciple maker. Instead, Paul twice described himself as a herald and an… Read more “three roles of a disciple maker”
Skill #4: Mentoring people of peace to help their circles discover God in the word of God and respond to him in obedience. This skill requires us to become… Read more “disciple making skill #4”