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This could be you...

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Three years ago this month, we launched a special, limited "Pre-release friend edition" of The Disciplemaking Genius of Jesus book— especially for our friends who track with us via this blog and the Cadre Missionaries website !    This post is celebrating God's goodness with our friends—like YOU. If you don't see yourself and your friends/family in any of these pics below, you can change that. All you have to do is send me a pic  of you sharing The Disciplemaking Genius of Jesus  book with your friends/family—and I'll add it to this post. And BTW, I really appreciate this endorsement: “The reason why we study the history of the New Testament, after all, is that Jesus and his first followers constitute the basis for normative Christianity.” —N.T. Wright Okay, N.T. Wright was exactly referring to The Disicplemaking Genius of Jesus book, but nonetheless his remarks above are exactly why we released this book three-years ago! (Yeah, N.T. doesn't even know o

Fun Thanksgiving Stuff You Can Use from Our Family to Yours...

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  1. WHY Thanksgiving Can Create Disciplemaking Moments. 2. The WHO of Thanksgiving . 3. The HOW of Thanksgiving . 4. If You're in Charge of the Thanksgiving Prayer . (I dare you.) 5. Don't Forget the Kids at Thanksgiving . Thank you so much for subscribing to Cup O Joe with Bill! Click to enlarge any pics for viewing. Let me encourage you every Monday !

Make Disciplemakers of All Nations... Stuff Only God Can Make Happen!

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A note from a friend who is on the teaching staff of a Bible college : "One of the students in my current online class on discipleship is from an area of the world where it is illegal to be a Christian. He plans to work with students in other parts of the world where following Jesus isn’t welcomed or encouraged. We are having some great interactions about disciplemaking prompted from reading and wrestling your book, The Disciplemaker’s Guide to Grow, Minister, and Lead: Ten Adventures in Disciplemaking and Following Jesus Together . Thanks for your impact that’s reaching into some very difficult and challenging areas of the world." Click image above to enlarge for reading. Wondering what a D isciplemaking L earning C ommunity is? More here . Let me encourage you every Monday !

A True and Ongoing Story: Jesus-like Disciplemaking Friendships that Multiply...

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  Our dear disciplemaking friend, Crazy Pastor Steve , aka, CPS, is at it again.  He's encouraging and equipping pastors and ministry leaders in Liberia and Uganda. How exactly did CPS encourage and equip over 200 pastors and ministry leaders? He did this .   And he did this . Here's how YOU can start right where you live and impact the world! Will you? How Crazy Pastor Steve got his nick name . The secret to changing the world is to start right where you are right now . Here's how . Let me encourage you every Monday !

An Interesting Short Film and Some Questions to Make You Think...

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Here's how to use this post as a fun 60-90-minute interactive training session with your family, friends, church, small group, etc... 1. Watch This Short and Old Film... If the video above doesn't appear, go here. 2. Three Questions to Make You Think... * Are we so in love with building an organization that we've lost sight of a simple Jesus-like way of life that transforms the world one heart at time? * Are we so in love with that which looks big and successful that we've lost the power of planting a tiny mustard seeds that grow to world-wide impact? * Are we so interested in the trellis that we haven't even noticed we have no vine? 3. Three Questions I Challenge YOU to Answer Honestly... * Are you interested in exploring Jesus' simple way of life that transforms the world one heart at time ? * Are you open to exploring how you can plant little mustard seeds with others in your daily life that can change your world—and, eventually, the world? * Do you have an

Context is everything...

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  The message is funny and, too often, true.    Now, the real question: What is Paul REALLY saying in this passage below? Read before and after the bold type below. What is Paul REALLY saying? I'd love to hear from you. How I praise the Lord that you are concerned about me again. I know you have always been concerned for me, but you didn’t have the chance to help me. Not that I was ever in need, for I have learned how to be content with whatever I have. I know how to live on almost nothing or with everything. I have learned the secret of living in every situation, whether it is with a full stomach or empty, with plenty or little. For I can do everything through Christ, who gives me strength. Even so, you have done well to share with me in my present difficulty. As you know, you Philippians were the only ones who gave me financial help when I first brought you the Good News and then traveled on from Macedonia. No other church did this. Even when I was in Thessalonica you sent hel

The top 10 signs you're too old to trick or treat...

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10. You keep knocking on your own front door. 9. You're the only Power Ranger in the neighborhood with a walker. 8. You get winded from knocking on the door. 7. You have to have another kid chew the candy for you. 6. You ask for high fiber candy only. 5. When someone drops a candy bar in your bag, you lose your balance and fall over. 4. People say, "Great Keith Richards mask!" and you're not wearing a mask. 3. When the door opens you yell, "Trick or..." and can't remember the rest. 2. You have to carefully choose a costume that won't dislodge your hairpiece. 1. You keep having to go home to pee. * Thanks Mikey's Funnies BONUS: Laughing at a culture that can't laugh at itself . Let me encourage you every Monday !