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Poor in Spirit: Our Access to God’s Provision

 

“Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven” (Matthew 5:3).
 
Are you getting comfortable with feeling poor in spirit? If so, you are on the right track. I tell men, “I don’t want to lead any man into combat who says he is not afraid. I want men who admit they are afraid but are comfortable with fear.” It works like this with being “poor in spirit”: getting comfortable over time.
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Doing Life With

DOING LIFE WITH is a “field guide” for becoming a disciple who disciples. Punctuated with personal stories from the author’s own discipleship journey, this book casts a vision for—and offers the tools for—transforming the world with the decidedly low-tech approach of personal, ongoing relationship. The example that Jesus gave us. Here you’ll find the fundamentals of faith and practice to confidently lay a spiritual foundation in another person’s soul that will last for a lifetime. Solidly anchored in the scriptures, Doing Life With is a message, a mentorship, and a map. We have more than enough evangelism programs out there; it’s time to get back to basics with more life-on-life mentoring. Come join the movement!

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Following Jesus Out of the Brokenness

We yearn for meaning in a world marked by pain. How does the gospel lead us out of such brokenness? Paul writes the book of Romans to describe how the gospel transforms, not just our eternal destiny, but our earthly future together. Personal suffering, relational rifts, behavioral addictions, church divisions, and even community fragmentation—all these are healed and restored by the gospel. This is Paul’s promise to us. Dare we believe it? Disappointment and disillusionment with the church will give way to fresh hope as we learn to not just believe the gospel, but live the gospel! Let’s follow Jesus into His restoration project.

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Following Jesus Into the Power

Have you ever found yourself wondering… where did all that power go? The power to heal, physically and emotionally. The power to have the right words to say at the right time. The power to see people who are open and hungry—just like Jesus did—and lead them to the Source of Life. Is it possible for normal people to live that way too? Or was it just
 Jesus who got to do that stuff? Your answer to that question changes everything! There is no reason to
 drift through your world powerless when Jesus’ last words on earth were, “But you shall receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you” (Acts 1:8). It’s time to power up!

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