Christ as Victor

The word “Christian” is used three times in the New Testament (Acts 11:26; 26:28; 1 Peter 4:16). Followers of Jesus Christ were first called “Christians” in Antioch (Acts 11:26) because their behaviour, activity, and speech were like Christ. The word…

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As You Go…Make Disciples

Updated and Republished Version As we move further into this current century, we need to revisit the words of Jesus to “Make Disciples’. When we encounter the words disciple or discipleship, we interpret these words through our individual set of…

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Matthew 28:18-20

In an earlier blog The Starting Point I highlighted the point that discipleship was considered an important topic by the writers of the New Testament and the concept of discipleship is prominent in the last words of Jesus before He…

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Making Disciples Today

The major view today is that people encounter Jesus and grow as disciples in a church. It is interesting to note that there is a lack of Biblical examples of this view of disciple-making. People met Jesus at the side…

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The Discipleship Journey

A few weeks ago I was helping a ministry team define their view of discipleship. I always find this process fascinating because the conversation usually start with ‘our model is Biblical’ and then they go on to explain what they…

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Philosophy and Discipleship

One of the first questions I ask a Christian leader when I start working with them is “What are you trying to achieve?” When they have finished outlining their intended journey I ask another question, “How is it going?” Most…

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Culture and Discipleship

Part of my ministry involves helping churches reach their full potential. That has meant interacting with a lot of very different churches. The first thing I try to work out at the start of these encounters is the culture of…

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