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28 April 2013

What is a disciple? (2)

What is a disciple 2

A disciple is someone who experiences God’s blessing through reading the Bible and through prayer. 

What a privilege it is to be able to be able to communicate with God. In John 15:7 Jesus says his words need to remain us and that we need to obey his commands. The Bible enables us to read the words of Jesus and his commands. John Piper talks about how reading our Bibles doesn’t have to be a dull, monotonous exercise and if it is we should repent and have a Jacobesque desire of “I will not let yo

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25 April 2013

What is a disciple? (1)

What is a disciple 2

Above Bar Church exists to glorify God by seeking to make and mature disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ. But, what does a disciple of Jesus look like? What are we aiming for? How do we know if we are becoming mature?

About a month ago a group within ABC had quite a long discussion about this and I came away a bit confused as we don’t want to be legalistic but we do want to be whole-hearted in making and maturing disciples. On a recent conference I attended I was given a booklet by a church who h

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With two weeks to decide what to do and get ourselves organised, the SMD group (12 students from the School of Missional Disciple-making plus other church members and those with a heart from the area) planned to do an Easter-themed family fun event with a talk and food, and spend some time litter-picking and doing some questionnaires to find out about the needs in the area and how a church might be able to meet those needs. 

Here are a few thoughts from the group after the day…. 

  • The location

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Tony Watkins FTLB

For the last in our Faith to live by series, Tony Watkins talks about different people’s perceptions of what God is like and how He wants us to see Him.

To see other videos in the series go to the ‘Faith to Live By’ page.

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