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Jun 4, 2013
Small Group Discipleship

Reaching Others through Your Small Group

Five Articles from Mark Howell
Reaching Others through Your Small Group
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This Sunday, I will be leading our monthly Life Group leader training, focusing on how our leaders can reach new people and incoporate them into their groups. To do that, I emailed small groups guru Mark Howell and asked him for some ideas.

Here are five articles that Mark ...

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May 21, 2013

When we take the Lord's Supper at our church, we sometimes recite the Apostles' Creed.

We are not a creedal people in the formal sense, in that we do not consider them binding in the same way as some denominations do (hence this blogpost). However, we do see the ...

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Mar 15, 2013

This week's election of Jorge Mario Bergoglio as pontiff sparked an interesting response from much of the mainstream media in the United States. There was a great deal of angst, and even shock, that the Catholic Church chose a leader who holds to traditional Catholic ...

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Dec 31, 2012

Last week, I shared my commentary and related LifeWay Research on the top religion news stories of the year. This week, we turn to the top theology stories of the year as compiled by Collin Hansen at The Gospel Coalition. Collin does this each year, and I've interacted ...

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Nov 28, 2012

This past weekend at Grace Church, I spoke on the "big plan" of God throughout Scriptures. In doing so, I found a quote from David Nelson's chapter on "The Story of Mission: The Grand Biblical Narrative," in Bruce Ashford's Theology and Practice ...

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Oct 18, 2012

Yesterday, I posted an interview with Leonard Sweet and Frank Viola. I've appreciate both of their passion and enjoyed their recent book, Jesus: A Theograhy. Len is an evangelical United Methodist theologian. Frank is probably best known for his (sometimes controversial) ...

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Jan 31, 2012

In 2008 the Evangelical Free Church of America adopted a newly revised Statement of Faith. You should give that a read. It's a solid confessional statement that works at connecting each statement to the gospel.

Greg Strand, the EFCA's Director of Biblical Theology ...

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Jan 27, 2012

How do we relate in a helpful way with those who are (or are perceived to be) outside of orthodoxy? When you choose to interact with people with such views, there are certainly consequences to pay but, I propose, there can be benefits to reap in the right circumstances.

Bad ...

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Jan 26, 2012

I've never met Texas pastor T.D. Jakes. Not long ago, we both spoke at the same event-- we served as the co-keynote speakers for the Evangelical Press Association meeting in his hometown of Dallas, but did not meet-- and that was about as close as my association has been. ...

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Oct 25, 2011

Back in 1996 John Piper preached a message titled, Praying From The Fullness of The Word, in which he addresses the questions, "Why aren't my prayers being answered?" He says in part,

It says we may not be praying according to God's will; 1 John 5:14, ...
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Sep 14, 2011

Today, I thought we would have an interesting and needed conversation about angry Calvinists. To be fair, this originally was going to be an interview for Joe Thorn's new book, but it turned into something more (though you should buy his new book!).

Joe Thorn is the founding ...

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Sep 12, 2011

"How can they hear?" might be the most appropriate question related to contextualizing gospel communication. Those who would respond to the gospel must have some basic understanding of what they are being asked to consider. Understanding something of the environment ...

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Jul 15, 2011

In 1998, John Piper preached a message, "Open My Eyes That I May See," based on Psalm 119:17-24. In that message he mentions seven kinds of prayer to "soak" our reading of Scripture.

Seven Kinds of Prayer to Soak our Bible Reading But since our text ...
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Jul 12, 2011

George Müller (1805 - 1898), was a preacher of the gospel, an evangelist, and the Director of the Ashley Down orphanage in Bristol, England, and established 117 schools which offered Christian education to over 120,000 children, many of them being orphans. He is also ...

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Feb 25, 2011

Our discussion surrounding MissionSHIFT has been fun and I believe profitable. I am pleased again this week to have so many voices thinking about missiology together, as we look forward to the future and the work of mission.

Here are some excerpts from Monday's discussion ...

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