The failure of the American church’s educational model of discipleship – Becoming Disciplemakers, Part 3

We’ve been talking about what Jesus meant in Matthew 7, verse 21, when he says that the only ones who will enter the Kingdom of Heaven are those who do the will of the father in heaven. What is his will?  Jump ahead to Matthew 16:24-28.  Jesus says it clear as day: “If anyone wouldContinue reading “The failure of the American church’s educational model of discipleship – Becoming Disciplemakers, Part 3”

Worthless religion focuses on information – Ezekiel 33:21-33, Part 4

We Christians have a significant focus on information.  Worship services are heavy on information. This sermon is all information.  We are studying the words of a biblical text.  Then we might attend classes or small groups in which we receive yet more information.  The information is usually very good.  It is designed to help usContinue reading “Worthless religion focuses on information – Ezekiel 33:21-33, Part 4”

When information does not lead to formation – Ezekiel 33:21-33, Part 1

“You had one job.” Do you know how many of these videos and memes are online?  I spent too much time this week trying to find one to show you.  There are so many videos and pictures of times that people had a job and didn’t do it right.  Here’s a fun one. It’s theContinue reading “When information does not lead to formation – Ezekiel 33:21-33, Part 1”