Stories tagged with: discipleshipFound 45 stories matching your search criteria.
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FIRST-PERSON: Christians & self-esteem
Is it biblical, Joshua Clayton asks, for Christians to place a priority on high self-esteem? Compared to contemporary psychology, he notes, "the ultimate goal of Christianity is show man that, apart from God, he can do nothing." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Beyond pizza parties & paintball nights
Emerging from a week as a youth camp pastor, Anthony Jordan issues a call to help Christian teens understand "how and why the Bible is so countercultural on moral issues of the day." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Let them lead -- now
Terry Dorsett underscores the importance of giving young people opportunities for church leadership. "Churches that do not value young people as the church of today should not be surprised when young people are not around tomorrow," he writes. Read More
Disciple-making addressed by Ezell, Platt, GeigerPHOENIX (BP) -- Disciple-making in Southern Baptist churches was assessed by SBC entity leaders Kevin Ezell, David Platt and Eric Geiger during a forum at the 2017 SBC annual meeting in Phoenix.
Robby Gallaty, pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, Tenn., president/founder of Replicate Ministries and chairman of a task force created last year to encourage disciple-making by Southern Baptists, led the discussion at the Replicate Ministries booth in the SBC exhibit hall June 13. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Seat belts for your soul
Just as a car's seat belts provide physical protection, David Jeremiah notes that the Bible conveys commands, exhortations, warnings and instructions for spiritual protection. Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Fruitful follow-up
Friendly and frequent follow-up with those who visit a church, Sunday School or small group, David Frasure notes, "often determines if we will ever see them again." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Those early years
Vickie Munton, reflecting on her early years of marriage, recounts the hard work, sacrifice and faith through which "God laid the foundation for our future." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: Let's talk
There's plenty to talk about in Scripture, Art Toalston writes. "Let's talk about it personally, deeply and frequently," he exhorts. "Let's talk in our families, in our churches, in every venue where we spend a portion of our lives." Read More
FIRST-PERSON: When God writes your Instagram handle
Candi Finch, whose Instagram handle includes "lover of bacon & used bookstores," ponders how someone's social media identity would read if drawn from God's regard for His children as recorded in Scripture. Read More