The beginning of discipleship

“Therefore I tell you, her sins, which are many, are forgiven—for she loved much. But he who is forgiven little, loves little.””
Luke 7:47

http://ref.ly/Lk7.47 via the Logos Bible Android app.

Component #2 of Discipleship among Hispanic Americans – The End Result

Even when disciple making is a very organic and relational endeavor, you must have a way to measure the fruitfulness of your efforts. In other words, you must have a clear idea of what the end result of discipleship should be.

This is particularly important if you are serving among Hispanic Americans, since this group of cultures resonate strongly with relationships, and you could be investing heavily in the development of such relationships, without seeing too much of Spiritual Transformation.

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Mark 16:6–7

“He has risen; he is not here. See the place where they laid him.”

http://ref.ly/Mk16.6-7 via the Logos Bible Android app.

Mark 15:37–39

“And Jesus uttered a loud cry and breathed his last. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two, from top to bottom. And when the centurion, who stood facing him, saw that in this way he breathed his last, he said, “Truly this man was the Son of God!””

http://ref.ly/Mk15.37-39 via the Logos Bible Android app.

Christians also need discipleship

Here we are, at the beginning of our new ministry year, planning and dreaming big. I’m in expectation of what He will do among us, bringing people closer to Him.

Not only unbelievers, but Christians also.

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Remembering His grace – Part of the family

RememberHisGrace-e

“I’m so glad to be part of your family.” Those were the last words written on the card we received Sunday. Over the weekend there was a big, very good development in our personal life, and the card had the intention to celebrate with us, and to encourage us.

And it did just that.

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Component #1 : GRACE

Starting with grace is fundamental in making disciples among Hispanics. It’s not only theologically sound, but it also makes sense pragmatically. In a culturally diverse setting you will face multiple challenges, mostly in the form of misunderstandings, and without a solid grasp on His grace, those misunderstandings can take you in the wrong direction very quickly and very easily.

Your protection is to start and to remember His grace.

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Conversation – still the best tool for discipleship

So many times I have been looking for the perfect teaching material, to make disciples. It is a very demanding part of the Great Commission! This is particular true if you have a passion for sound, solid doctrine.

As important as this may be, as disciple makers we also need to be ready to have honest conversations, with those we are serving.

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