A Vision for Discipleship

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Catch the Vision

Catch the Vision

This entry is part 1 of 13 in the series A Vision for Discipleship. Discipling anyone is tough stuff. To put it in skiing terminology, if evangelism is a blue square, discipleship is a double black diamond. Discipleship requires a plan, skill, determination, and much patience. However, even more than those necessary qualities, discipleship requires […]

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Clarify the Vision: Know the Person

Clarify the Vision: Know the Person

This entry is part 2 of 13 in the series A Vision for Discipleship. In the last post, we saw that casting a vision is absolutely essential to effective discipleship. However, before we can cast a vision, first we must catch the vision. Jesus is the One who creates and casts the vision before us. Therefore, […]

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Clarify the Vision: Know the Power

Clarify the Vision: Know the Power

This entry is part 3 of 13 in the series A Vision for Discipleship. So far in this series, we have seen that before you can cast a vision for discipleship, you first must catch the vision. God is trying to communicate his vision to us constantly. Yet still, this vision needs to be clarified. […]

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Clarify the Vision: Know the Plan

Clarify the Vision: Know the Plan

This entry is part 4 of 13 in the series A Vision for Discipleship. As we have seen thus far in this series, God has an incredible vision for discipleship that he wants us to catch. We must begin to clarify this vision by knowing God and thus gaining his heartbeat for His vision. We […]

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Commit to the Vision

Commit to the Vision

This entry is part 5 of 13 in the series A Vision for Discipleship. Thus far in the series, we have seen that the casting of the discipleship vision first demands clarification. The clarification process begins by knowing God in a real and intimate way. The vision is further clarified by understanding the omnipotent power […]

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Cultivate the Vision: Power and Process

Cultivate the Vision: Power and Process

This entry is part 6 of 13 in the series A Vision for Discipleship. Peter did not want his readers to mistake diligence for the engine of the Christian life. He wanted them to understand that faith accesses the power of God by depending on the promises of God. Yet, Peter also realized that Christian […]

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Cultivate the Vision: Purpose and Knowledge

Cultivate the Vision: Purpose and Knowledge

This entry is part 7 of 13 in the series A Vision for Discipleship. In the previous article, we examined the tension between the immediate provision of the Christ Life and the process of applying His provision in every new circumstance. Having laid this foundation, we will examine in this and future articles the progression […]

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Cultivate the Vision: Limitation and Longevity

Cultivate the Vision: Limitation and Longevity

This entry is part 8 of 13 in the series A Vision for Discipleship. Faith, purpose, and knowledge are not enough to achieve further progress in Christian growth. It is fully possible to know the power of Christ, understand and embrace God’s purpose, know what is right and what to do, and yet to miss […]

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Cultivate the Vision: Living Like God is Real

Cultivate the Vision: Living Like God is Real

Real spiritual maturity begins when we begin living like God is real. While it may sound simplistic at first, the depth of its riches have been explored by very few mortal men. The moment a man begins to make real-life decisions based on the reality of God, he begins to take strides in his spiritual walk. Living with a sense of God-consciousness brings rock-solid confidence in making the challenging and daring decisions that God calls us to make in a life of faith.

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Cultivate the Vision: Care and Sacrifice

Cultivate the Vision: Care and Sacrifice

This entry is part 10 of 13 in the series A Vision for Discipleship. What is the apex of spiritual growth? How do we know we have touched upon it? Many might think that the apex is when they can preach with great power or eloquence. Others might think it is when they can wrap […]