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Programs are NOT the answer!


People today look to the latest book, the latest trend, and the latest  program to solve problems. But God tells us to look to Christ. He alone is the answer.

Christianity is not a program.

It’s a relational process of knowing God, being discipled by others, then discipling others, and then sharing the Gospel with lost people. Yet it’s all RELATIONAL.

Matthew 28:18-20 states: “And Jesus came and said to them, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” – The Holy Bible : English standard version. 2001 (Mt 28:18-20). Wheaton: Standard Bible Society.

It’s not complicated but it is time consuming to make disciples. Who are you discipling? Under whom are you being discipled? Are you obeying Christ in His final command here in the book of Matthew?

-Mark (obedience is discipleship; biblical counseling is discipleship)

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  1. Rosemary Gavin
    April 13, 2010 at 12:30 am

    Mark,
    I hear the scriptures speaking loud and clear in the area of discipling, and find great joy and privilege that God would enable little old me to be part of such a great commission.What a short time we have on earth carrying out His will on earth.The more I do His will, the more time I desire to do it, more and more and better and better, by the grace of God go I. I declare light does penetrate the darkness!

    Rosemary Gavin (NJ friend and sister)

  2. markshaw1
    April 13, 2010 at 1:07 pm

    Amen, Rosemary!!!

    Please tell Dan “hi” for me! Really missed seeing you guys (and eating your meal!) on the trip! Praying for your ministry!

    -Mark

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