For years I have devoted myself to developing free Bible study materials for discipleship. I have read books, attended conferences, purchased tapes, CDs and DVDs. I have taught Sunday School, led small groups and basically done everything I could to understand and imitate the way Jesus developed his own disciples.
While I would never claim to know more than anybody else on this subject, I am very familiar with the amount of time and energy it takes to help others mature spiritually. To me, there is nothing better than a ministry that is personal, relational and reproducible. Disciple-making is all three. As A.W. Tozer once wrote, "If my fire is not large it is yet real, and there may be those who can light their candle at its flame."
A follower of Jesus is an apprentice. No word captures the essence of discipleship better than the word apprenticeship. Becoming an apprentice of Jesus involves more than merely learning facts from free Bible study materials. In order for an apprentice of Jesus to learn a new lifestyle, he must know it, see it and do it. He watches, imitates and practices. He is equipped life-on-life by a real person. My desire is to become a mature apprentice of Jesus and help others do the same.
I want my discipleship to be active not passive; focused on the street not the classroom. I want to learn new and different things by experience not just theory. Will you embrace this challenge with me? You won't regret it. We can help others become apprentices of Jesus through time together and practice. In real life settings we can pass on our knowledge, experiences, skills, successes and failures. As you lead others and participate in Christian Bible studies, you will fulfill this calling.
The simple goal to share insights that encourage others is the reason that in March 2009, I began writing and emailing a monthly newsletter entitled, Free Bible Study Materials for Discipleship.
This free newsletter is all about being and making disciples. It's free, so please subscribe today. After you subscribe, you'll receive our thank-you gift -- a free download of two pages of our latest book,
Let me know how you like them.
August 2018 - Sent by God
July 2018 - Shepherding People
June 2018 - Meeting with God
May 2018 - Captain of the Storm
April 2018 - Discipleship Skills
March 2018 - Three Relational Dimensions
February 2018 - Unchangeable God
January 2018 - The Great Invitation
Free Bible Study Materials from 2017
December 2017 - Go to a Bethlehem Christmas
November 2017 - How God Shaped the Heart of Jesus
October 2017 - Hebrews 2:18 - Suffered when Tempted
September 2017 - Mary and Martha - When Jesus is Your Friend Part 3
August 2017 - John 11 - When Jesus is Your Friend Part 2
July 2017 - When Jesus is Your Friend
June 2017 - Small Groups & Future Generations
May 2017 - The Life that Prays
April 2017 - The Easter Difference
March 2017 - A Child of God
February 2017 - God's Love
January 2017 - When Jesus Prayed
Free Bible Study Materials from 2016
December 2016 - Surprised by God
November 2016 - Samson: A Man Remembered by God (Part 4)
October 2016 - Samson: A Man Who Was Vulnerable (Part 3)
October 2016 - Samson: A Man of Misplaced Confidence (Part 2)
September 2016 - Samson: A Man of Privilege (Part 1)
August 2016 - How Much is Enough?
July 2016 - Your Relational Network
June 2016 - Jesus & One Life
May 2016 - Philippians 4:6 - Go Into the Closet of Prayer
April 2016 - A Vision of God
April 2016 - The Essence of Success is Succession
March 2016 - The Meaning of the Resurrection
March 2016 - Which Thief Are You?
February 2016 - Know the Will of God
January 2016 - How to Forgive Someone
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