Last time, we viewed what it means to love God passionately. We considered both the horizontal and vertical connections. In this segment, we’ll focus on communion with the Lord from the Old Testament perspective. Next time, we’ll consider New Testament aspects. Read the rest of this entry »
This is part 10 in a 12 part Series on D.I.S.C.I.P.L.E.S.H.I.P. – Twelve Tips to help you become a more effective discipler of children.
“It’s not what you expect, it’s what you inspect that matters.”
That may be a line from business, but it’s true when it comes to discipleship too. Not only is holding our disciples accountable important, they truly desire it. We think that those we disciple don’t want to be “checked up” on – but the reality is, if we don’t, what that really says is, “I don’t really care how you are doing spiritually.”
When you meet with your disciples, be sure to check up on how they are doing. Ask how their walk with God is doing. How are their relationships with their parents, siblings, teachers, friends. (Those often mirror their walk with God.) How are their spiritual disciplines going. If they are struggling with something, feel free to set aside the lesson and deal with what they are struggling with. A lesson is never more important than a real struggle going on in their heart or life – that is real discipleship!
Remember, you are not trying to create a smart Christian – you are trying to make a disciple, someone like Jesus! Read the rest of this entry »
If you’re like me, you want to love God passionately. After all, when a scribe pressed Jesus to identify the greatest commandment, He summed up the entire law in two all-encompassing statements—love God with your entire being, and love your neighbor as yourself (Mark 12:30-31). Nothing in life is more important than these! Read the rest of this entry »