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Why You Should not go to Church (Part 2)

In Part 1 we looked at three common ways we talk about “church” that are very different from the way that the church is described in Scripture. The Bible never tells us to “go to church” or to “attend church.” Let’s take a closer look at what the NT tells… Continue reading

Why You Should not go to Church (Part 1)

You might think that the title of this post is heretical. Maybe it sounds like professional suicide for a pastor to say “you should not go to church.” But bear with me. I want to ask you to consider some of the ways that we think and talk about the… Continue reading

Why we fail to make Disciples

Last time I challenged you to think about your discipleship program and asked if people are becoming more like Jesus. The problem is that much of what is called “discipleship” in our time does not produce that result.

When many Christians talk about a “discipleship program,” they are thinking of… Continue reading

What is a Disciple?

Discipleship is important. Nearly every church talks about it. Nearly every church claims to be doing it. In his final instructions to his followers in the Great Commission, Jesus commanded us to “make disciples.”

19 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the… Continue reading

God’s Triumph

Today I finished by current Bible reading plan by reading the last few chapters of Revelation. Tomorrow I will begin again in Genesis. As I read about the final confrontation between Christ and the Antichrist, I was struck by how unequal the battle was. The biggest part of Revelation alternates… Continue reading

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