HELPING PEOPLE WITH THEIR REAL ISSUES
Sympathy is more than pity…it is being moved by what has moved someone else. Christ’s sympathy is so strong that our problems become his. This is much more than feeling sorry for someone in a tough spot.
By Jonathan Dodson
Put ten bucks in the jar to keep from sinning. When I recall some of the popular discipleship disciplines I advocated in college, I shudder. Did I really think that they were biblical or even helpful? When one of my disciples caved into a particular sin he was “being held accountable for,” he had to put ten bucks in the jar. Sounds awfully close to an indulgence doesn’t it?
WHAT A HEALTHY TEAM LOOKS LIKE
FORGIVENESS AND RECONCILIATION
By Tim Keller
One of the most basic skills for building a strong and intimate relationship is the ability to forgive. If we are going to have either a romantic relationship or a good friendship, we will need to know how to forgive both the small, daily “rubs” as well as the more significant and major let-downs.
CULTIVATING A TEACHABLE HEART
By Susan T. Stevenson
The heart of a true learner is like a field of rich soil, well tended by a farmer. Not everything grows there—there are no weeds—but what does grow there grows full and rich, and bears fruit. Do you have that sort of heart?
HOW TO DEVELOP LEARNERS NOT LEGALISTS
By Jerry Bridges
When I was first introduced to the idea of discipleship, I was given a list of seven spiritual disciplines I should practice every day—things such as a daily quiet time, Scripture memorization, Bible study, and prayer. As overwhelming as that list was, I did manage to survive and am extremely grateful for the spiritual disciplines I learned in the process.
ILLUSTRATIONS OF MULTIPLICATION
If you could have your choice of one million dollars on the spot or one hundred dollars a day for the rest of your life or one penny the first day and double the amount each week for one year, which would you take?