Jun 30, 2011
Join us again as I (Steve) talk with missionary Mark Burgess about the necessity of discipleship, but also the practicalities. An important point that seemed to be emphasized is that you influence and teach people in your area of influence, and should not exclude yourself from straightforward commands of Jesus Christ just because you’re not a “clergy member” or pastor.
We are ALL called to make disciples!
Is the church service the most important thing a pastor should be focused on? What about his or her sermon?
Did Jesus teach his disciples they must have a splashy web page on the internet?
How does accountability fit into the role of being discipled and making disciples?
Is it possible to be discipled by the pastor of a large mega church through media such as internet and books?
Listen and be challenged as we discuss these and other points that came up in the discussion.
If you have not had a chance yet, you should take the time to listen to the previous podcast, Are You Making Disciples? I did with Mark, an individual whom he and his wife are living this out. In the mean time, since I don’t have a lot of writing on it either on Fire Press or my own site, I encourage you to check out some writings of another fellow missionary I’ve been getting to know better named Shaun Wissmann. He currently writes articles for Theology 21, and his articles for them as of late seem to really be meditating a lot on the subject of disciple-making.
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Mark and Anna’s blog: http://theburgessfamilyblog.blogspot.com.
Books I mentioned in the discussion:
The Next Story by Tim Challies
Don’t Waste Your Life – by John Piper