Disciples Come in All Shapes and Sizes

Disciples Come in All Shapes and Sizes

We should notice that Jesus calls different disciples to different roles, and during his life on earth, disciples followed him in different ways. In the come and see period of his first four months of ministry, Jesus collected more followers that the twelve who became closest to him. Many joined Jesus for a time, even […]

Your Core Values Have The Power to Influence The Quality Of Your Life: For Better or Worse

Your Core Values Have The Power to Influence The Quality Of Your Life: For Better or Worse

Core values are the fundamental beliefs of a person or organization. These guiding principles dictate behavior and can help people understand the difference between right and wrong. Core values also help companies to determine if they are on the right path and fulfilling their goals by creating an unwavering guide. The core values that you hold have the […]

The Model of Jesus

The Model of Jesus

Let’s go back up to the mountain in Galilee. Jesus is casting His global vision to His disciples. He said, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy […]

Jesus Asks for More

Jesus Asks for More

by Bill Hull What was Jesus asking from his followers? When he said, “Follow me,” what did he expect them to do? Once again, the answer is more straightforward than we might imagine. He asked them to leave their tax booth, drop their nets, and leave their home behind, and he implied that he would […]

How to Pray the Lord’s Prayer—in Today’s World

How to Pray the Lord’s Prayer—in Today’s World

The following is an excerpt from The Kingdom Unleashed Sampler. Download this free eBook here. Observant Jews in Jesus’ day prayed the Amidah (also known as the Eighteen Benedictions) three times per day. They understood this to be a sacred obligation, and failure to do so was a sin. These prayers took a good amount of time, […]

Four Key Components of Accountability That May Surprise You

Four Key Components of Accountability That May Surprise You

Have you ever had a moment in time when you realized you were doing or thinking about something that you had never intended on doing or thinking about? As a highly hypothetical example, imagine that I was on a diet. A diet where I ate things that were good for me, or at least healthier than a fast food burger or fries. (Remember, this is hypothetical) Then imagine […]

The End Product of Disciple Making

The End Product of Disciple Making

Jesus’ commission was clear, “Go make disciples of all nations.” The key command – the divine imperative – is to “make disciples”. But what exactly is a disciple? This question reminds me of Vince Lombardi, arguably one of the greatest football coaches of all time. The NFL Championship Super Bowl trophy is named after him: […]

The Moravians and Two Important Lessons on Prayer

The Moravians and Two Important Lessons on Prayer

The following is an excerpt from The Kingdom Unleashed Sampler. Download this free eBook here. The Moravian Prayer Movement In 1415, Bohemian reformer Jan Hus had challenged the wealth and political power of the Catholic church and the immorality of the clergy, and thus he had to be eliminated. It wasn’t long before, at a church council […]

Multiplying a Movement

Multiplying a Movement

The sun was bright, and the sky was clear as I climbed on top of Mount Arbel. This mountain is a special one in the life of Jesus and special to those who follow Him. It stands today, as it did over two thousand years ago, as one of the tallest peaks surrounding the Sea […]

Why Do We Settle For Making Converts When We Are Called To Make Disciples?

Why Do We Settle For Making Converts When We Are Called To Make Disciples?

The phrase make disciples, not converts is popping up around the world in magazines, blogs, books, and academic journals as if it’s a great revelation even though Jesus clearly commanded us to make disciples.1 So what’s all the fuss? Is there a substantial difference between a convert and a disciple? It has been said that converts are just new believers. … they aren’t […]