The article provides a reminder to believers on the dangers and difficulties involved in the work of discipleship and evangelism. This includes the importance of understanding the depths of the grace of God towards sinners who may still continue to sin even after being converted, and indeed the believer's attitude towards sin.
This article attempts to define what a disciple is. It evaluates a number of definitions before coming to its own.
This article offers five signs that a church might be making disciples of the church rather than of Christ.
Is discipleship merely about knowledge transfer? This article argues that discipleship needs to be aware that our gospel begins not with the fall, but with creation and the cultural mandate. Thus, not only one's private life needs to be discipled, but also one's public live. Understanding the goodness of creation will foster engagement in the world.
This article gives nine reasons why the church ought to prioritize one-on-one discipleship, for the good of the church.
This article offers four essentials for cultivating discipleship in the church: storytelling, the gathering of the church, the church in the world, and family worship.
Is discipleship a once-off thing? Is there a time when discipling others should stop, and how do you help those who think they have been discipled enough? This article explains that discipleship is a lifelong process, and those discipled still need discpling. It shows four ways in which this can be done.
This article offers ten key issues that must shape the church in thinking about discipleship.
This article discusses how the women at the cross of Christ become models for every disciple.
How can you be committed to everyday discipleship? This article shares six lessons to help you get started and persevere in this endeavour.
This article explains that individualism is a threat to discipleship, because discipleship happens in a community rooted in the gospel.
What is a disciple? A disciple is a follower. Discipleship is geared at making people followers of Christ. This article explains the goal of discipleship and the responsibility to disciple.
Being known by God is a critical concept in the Bible. It is, however, neglected in exegesis and theology. This article wants to revive interest in the theme by reflecting on its definition and considering its pastoral function in the Bible. Being known by God is roughly equivalent to three related ideas: belonging to God, being loved or chosen by God, and being a child of God.
This article unpacks the meaning of Christ's instruction in Luke 14:25-33 that we should "hate" our fathers, mothers, wives, children, brothers and sisters, even our own lives. Our love for Christ must be so great that by comparison, our love for our own families would actually look like hatred.