Is discipleship working? Here is how to know

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FLIGHT PLAN

We invest resources in discipleship because we know this is our call. We really want to see meaningful Spiritual Transformation in our own heart, and in those who are around us: family, friends, community. So, we labor and work hard in preaching, teaching, sharing, being vulnerable, pursuing community, disciplining.

But… How do we know all this is working? How do we know if we are witnessing the work of God the Holy Spirit? How do we know is not just the result of human effort?

Here is how.

 

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We are never done – Podcast e2

The work never ends. Neither His presence with us.

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The temptation to ‘be done’ with discipleship is very high. And this expectation of producing mature followers of Christ in a specific length of time can be very frustrating, specially when serving in a cultural diverse setting. We must remember that He will never be completely done with us, as long as we remain here. But, one day, He will be. He will finish. He will win. Totally.

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Is He still at work? Look at your own heart.

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It’s great to see people responding to our efforts to be a blessing to them, especially when they are different than us; that is one of the thrills of making disciples in a culturally diverse setting. But do not forget: As disciple-makers we also need to be cultivated as humble followers of Jesus Christ. Look at His work of restoration in your own heart, and do not be distracted by human metrics of ministry success. #hispanic #discipleship #howto #metrics

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Should I be having fun, when making disciples?

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Ever had the feeling that you are having way to much fun, while making disciples? I really hope so! Making disciples, specially among Hispanic Americans, is supposed to happen at the intersection of real life and eternal truths. And if you are pursuing your passion / area of interest, while factoring in that glory that is to come, then you should be having some fun.

It’s good for you – the disciple-maker – to see that what the Spirit has allowed you to believe, really applies to daily life.

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Worship service – the forgotten way to make disciples?

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I’m getting ready for worship, this Sunday morning. I can tell you the sermon, humanly speaking, it’s nothing to write home about.

But He reminds me that even with all limitations and shortcomings – in me, the preacher, and in us, the congregation – He is still faithful, and He is cultivating my heart.

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Don’t be too eager to start making disciples

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Before launching your ministry to make disciples, take advantage of a season of prayer. This is good for your own heart, and may provide another opportunity to learn more about those you want to serve. #hispanic #discipleship #how #myownheart #prayer

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Don’t be authentic

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I’m not really against modern methods of discipleship, but recently I’ve been reminded of the power of Scripture to cultivate the heart.

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How to know if you are ready to make disciples

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Even now, after all these years following Christ, and being in full time ministry, very often I question my ability to make disciples.

Fear comes, quick and strong. Doubts show after every missed goal. And I wonder.

It’s with the answers to these questions, that He allows me to retake my footing. They are a reminder of the true nature of disciple-making.

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Too busy to listen to God

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Disciple-making is a time consuming endeavor, for sure. But, if we are not careful, the very thing we are passionate about can distract us from seeing – and celebrating – God’s work in us

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