We are currently studying Revelation and this answer is exactly the I give when we get to Revelation 12.
‘Real discipleship is about formation of a person to look and think and love and react more and more like Jesus. It involves a growing knowledge and grasp of the bible but it is also so much more than that. It involves friendship and community but is so much deeper than what anaemically can pass as friendship or community all too often in our lives.’
Doubling up on Al Gooderham this week: ‘Discipleship is gospel-ing believers, evangelism is gospel-ing unbelievers. They are more of a spectrum than two separate boxes and speaking and teaching about Jesus is key in each, not just in a way that learns but in a way that deeply transforms.’
Tim Challies: ‘We sometimes make the Christian life more complicated than it needs to be and more complicated than it ought to be. For when it comes right down to it, God calls us to nothing more, and nothing less, than to obey. The only thing that really matters in any context or any circumstance is obedience to God’s will as it is revealed in God’s Word. ‘
This one looks at why it is important for pastors to have friends.
I love articles like this. Archaeology continues to offer evidence that the Bible is true.
‘I’m convinced most people are absolutely fine with churches in hard places. If we could have in every deprived neighbourhood without it costing us anything, most people would happily sign up. The issue is ultimately the cost.’