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This Scripture Drives/Directs My #Reimagine Journey

Joshua 1:9


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Prayer, repentance, belief, worship and service


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Discipleship as a PROCESS not an EVENT


In my vocation, I do problem-solving, performance improvement work. Over the years, I have worked in healthcare, state/federal governments, non-profits, engineering and construction, and biotechnology. One of the biggest challenges I have faced is to get those with whom I engage/consult to see improvement as a process and not an event. Many in the church are likewise disinclined to see discipleship as a process instead preferring to see it as an event. Much like the proverbial child in the…

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FAITH IS...


Reading John Piper's FUTURE GRACE. Wonderful read and lots of good thoughts on both faith and grace.

 

While the classic definition of faith is the one from Hebrews 11, I was wondering...what is your favorite definition of faith?

 

 

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ONE WORD...


Ever hear a song or jingle and just not be able to get it out of your head? Not too long ago, I attended the Fall Leadership Conference at Jack Hayford's Church on the Way. The worship leader led us in a worship song called, ONE WORD FROM GOD.

One word from God can make everything new again...everythings better with one word from God...so speak Lord and I will listen, show me your word...guide me today.

That song has blessed me SO much. I have it…
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GREAT READ - John Piper, THINK!


Just finished Piper's new book, THINK. It is a wonderful call for us - individually and collectively as the Church - to think, to read, to reason, to meditate on our faith and on the glories of our God and our Savior Jesus the Christ. I found myself wanting to highlight almost every paragraph. Piper has a way with words that makes you think, that lead you to deep questions, and always points you to the Holy Spirit and The Bible as the sources for the answers. I heartily recommend this book to…
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THREE QUESTIONS?

I am working on a sermon/teaching. I have THREE QUESTIONS I want to ask:   1. Are you READY (competent, confident, committed) to tell disciples, IMITATE ME when it comes to living the Christian life well (as Paul did)? 2. Why/Why not? 3. If not, what are you going to do about it?   Any thoughts?   Much literature says that "mentors" need to:   Express - Talk the walk Model - Walk the talk Reinforce - "consequence" the behaviors (positively/negatively to reinforce desired)    

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THOUGHT FOR THE DAY

"Presenting Jesus not only as the Servant who redeems and forgives, but also as the King who demands loyalty and devotion, is an important task facing the church today. Unless we do a better job at the front end of people's Christian experience, we are likely to draw them into an inadequate version of discipleship that may never be corrected. We must help people not only to fall in love with the Savior, but also to fall at the feet of the King." Jonathan Lunde, FOLLOWING JESUS, THE SERVANT KING…

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CRUX OF THE PROBLEM?

Interesting that there have been NO postings in this category. Maybe we have hit on something. IF we are not experiencing the power of the Holy Spirit then perhaps our poverty highlights a major area for discipleship development.  If there is anything that comes through loud and clear in the Gospels and other books of the New Testament, it is that the Holy Spirit was living and active in the lives of the believers, apostles, teachers, evangelists that took the good news to the ends of the…

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FOR THE FAME OF GOD'S NAME: Essays in Honor of John Piper

In the interest of full disclosure, I am a BIG John Piper fan. This book, FOR THE FAME OF GOD'S NAME, is a collection of relatively brief and easy to read essays by those John has mentored, inspired, challenged, and taught. Covering some of Piper's favorite subjects such as the sovereignty of God, prayer, preaching, etc. each essay is a standalone. Collectively, it is an amazing group of teachings, thought-provoking, and inspiring at the same time. Reading, I find myself highlight, making…

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Inter-Faith Service

My church is hosting an interfaith service to include Muslim, Jewish, "Yoga," Catholic, and a smattering of various Christian denominations. I have some mixed feelings. What do others think of these kind of events? Supposedly each each will wear their traditions vestments, speak on their faith practice calling for unity, peace, tolerance,etc. A similar event generated the following article: WALNUT CREEK -- The imam of Concord's Dar-Ul-Islam mosque stood at the front of Grace Presbyterian…

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Another GREAT read!

GROUNDED IN THE GOSPEL: Building Believers the Old-Fashioned Way by J.I. Packer and Gary A. Parrett This amazing collaboration of two men whose lifelong passion has been to edify the individual and collective Body of Christ and to glorify their Lord and Savior Jesus the Christ is a call for the Church to return to its roots and go "old school" in missions, evangelism, and discipleship. It is a well articulated plea to once again use "catechesis" as the primary means of grounding believers as…

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Great Read - THINK

Just finished Piper's new book, THINK. It is a wonderful call for us - individually and collectively as the Church - to think, to read, to reason, to meditate on our faith and on the glories of our God and our Savior Jesus the Christ. I found myself wanting to highlight almost every paragraph. Piper has a way with words that makes you think, that lead you to deep questions, and always points you to the Holy Spirit and The Bible as the sources for the answers. I heartily recommend this book to…

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