• Who Was the Cross For?
  • Constantine the Great: Christian or Pagan? (Paper)
  • Melchizedek, a Type of Christ
  • The Age of Accountability
  • Principles of Conversion: Ownership Brings Activation
  • The Angry God of the Old Testament
  • Why the Death of Jesus?
  • In the Dust of the Rabbi

     

Archives For discipleship

A popular statistic says nearly 85 percent of people who make a decision for Christ do so between the ages of 4 and 14. But how young is too young? And is there an age that is right for a child to become a Christian? When does a child reach the age of accountability where, in God’s eyes, he needs a savior?

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What kinds of things need to happen in someone’s conversion to Christianity? It might sound strange to ask such a question, but one look at the state of the church today and it just might be the right question to be asking.

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One of the top 10 Christian bloggers, Frank Viola, has posted a very interesting challenge for Christians to try to answer. Following is his proposed scenario, with a specific question to answer (highlighted in red) after said scenario. My response then follows his question. Got it? Good, then check it out…

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In the Dust of the Rabbi

July 10, 2012 — 1 Comment

I love the phrase “in the dust of the Rabbi.” It is so foreign to our 21st century ears, but so important to understand today. It’s where you want to be. And when you see where that is, if you haven’t already, you will want to get there as soon as possible. You will want to live there. In fact, I am going to encourage you to do just that. And what may sound even more extreme—once you are there you will wonder how you ever viewed your Christianity any other way. It is that powerful.

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Growing up I had one thing on straight—I believed in God and the Bible, specifically, that Jesus was really who he said he was, the Son of God, and that the Bible was inspired by God. My understanding was not very deep on any of it, but it did not matter, as those foundational beliefs were present. It’s what made me a Christian.

But what does this have to do with discipleship, or the discipleship deficiency? Everything…

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