Day 12: Next Time At Church

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For all the bad-mouthing the ‘church’ today and its members seemingly get, the essence of such an establishment shouldn’t be lost on society. This article centers on some points you and I may want to take note of, the next time we find ourselves at church.

Next time at church, as much as possible do well to show up on time. Even if your church has a practice of starting quite late, there’s more hope for positive change if one by one, people show up on time. That one by one starts or continues with you.

Next time at church, rather than look for whether or not the ushers are smiling at you, offer them a smile instead. Don’t make their job any more difficult by outrightly ignoring their guidance for no good reason. It’s rude.

When you have the option of sitting anywhere, don’t go to that particular spot…

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Message #3: What Is The Cost of Discipleship? (Notes from the “Living The Invested Life Conference)

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investedlife-smallNOTES FROM THE “LIVING THE INVESTED LIFE” CONFERENCE:

What Is The Cost of Discipleship?

Joel C. Rosenberg

Message #3

>> On Saturday, May 18th, I spoke at a men’s conference at McLean Bible Church in northern Virginia on discipleship. The theme of the conference was based on a book that I wrote with the pastor who discipled my wife and me in college, The Invested Life: Making Disciples of all Nations One Person at a Time. Here are the notes I used for my three talks as prepared for the delivery. Soon, I’ll post links to the videos of the messages and you can see precisely what a said.

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In the first session, we examined, “What is discipleship?”

In the second session, we considered, “How do I make disciples?”

In this last session, let us consider, “What is the cost of discipleship?”

Then, as we come to a…

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Message #2: How Do I Make Disciples (notes from the “Living The Invested Life” conference)

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investedlife-smallNOTES FROM THE “LIVING THE INVESTED LIFE” CONFERENCE

How Do I Make Disciples?

Joel C. Rosenberg

Message #2

>> On Saturday, May 18th, I spoke at a men’s conference at McLean Bible Church in northern Virginia on discipleship. The theme of the conference was based on a book that I wrote with the pastor who discipled my wife and me in college, The Invested Life: Making Disciples of all Nations One Person at a Time. Here are the notes I used for my three talks as prepared for the delivery. Soon, I’ll post links to the videos of the messages and you can see precisely what a said.

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In the first session, we began examining, “What is discipleship?”

In this session, we will consider, “How do I make disciples?”

Introduction

As we begin, we need to clarify what discipleship is not

  • Discipleship is not a program.
  • It’s…

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Message #1: What Is Discipleship? (notes from the “Living The Invested Life” conference)

Joel C. Rosenberg's Blog

investedlife-smallNOTES FROM THE “LIVING THE INVESTED LIFE” CONFERENCE

What Is Discipleship?

Message #1

>> On Saturday, May 18th, I spoke at a men’s conference at McLean Bible Church in northern Virginia on discipleship. The theme of the conference was based on a book that I wrote with the pastor who discipled my wife and me in college, The Invested Life: Making Disciples of all Nations One Person at a Time. Here are the notes I used for my three talks as prepared for the delivery. Soon, I’ll post links to the videos of the messages and you can see precisely what a said.

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Introduction
The year was 1929.

On Wall Street, the stock market had crashed – and with it, investor confidence had collapsed. A Great Depression was beginning to spread across the U.S. and Canada, across Europe and the entire globe.

Yet in Winnipeg, Canada, a young…

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A New Perspective 

 

 

Wherever we are in this life; in school or at the workplace, we sometimes get it wrong when we look at our current circumstance.

 You might not like the course you are reading or the job you are doing. You might not be seeing the big picture now;

But instead of moaning about it ask yourself this….

 WHAT DOES GOD WANT TO ACHIEVE THROUGH ME??

 Knowing that God is in control and he has a purpose for our lives no matter the situation or circumstance we find ourselves in, causes us to live differently and expectant day in day out.

 “The resurrection life you received from God is not a grave-tending life.
It’s adventurously expectant, greeting God with a childlike “What’s next, Papa?”
Romans 8:15 MSG

 NB: REMEMBER, THE ANSWER TO THE LONGING IN YOUR SOUL FOR SATISFACTION AND FULLNESS IS NOT IN THE GETTING OF MORE MATERIAL THINGS BUT RATHER TO BE FILLED WITH GOD AND GOD ALONE.

 

 Jesus replied, “Anyone who drinks this water will soon become thirsty again. (What life offers soon passes; phone trends, fashion etc.

  But those who drink the water I give will never thirst again. It becomes a fresh, bubbling spring within them, giving them eternal life.” John 4:13-14