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Jesus’ pattern of discipleship

Ho  How did Jesus train his disciples? He shared the rough and tumble of everyday life with them (Luke 8:1-3) He asked them questions to show them what they needed to learn (Matthew 16:13-20) He answered their questions (eg Matthew 17:19-20) He demonstrated the practical skills they needed to know (Luke 11:1-3) He used teachable… Read More

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The core skill of a disciple

In Matthew 28:18-19 Jesus commanded his disciples to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey all that he has commanded them. We have reduced this to teaching new believers all about the commandments.  But becoming a disciple is… Read More

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A view of discipleship from the Philippines: what do you think?

What is discipleship?   We have just spent a few days with our friends Molong and Lisa Nacua in the Philippines. Apart from the incredible fellowship, food and snorkeling, we had opportunity to question Molong about what he is doing.  Molong is in the middle of an interesting experiment. He is making disciples who make disciples—literally. The… Read More