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Jack Hayford: So Many Lightweight Christians

15 Jan

216636_197526143636152_7269991_n“First, knowing so many ministry-types serve Jesus’ goals, I don’t want to seem unduly critical of any in addressing a concern. If you’re a dedicated servant-leader, I’m on your side! But I want to bluntly talk about the lessened “weight” being given today to Jesus’ strategy for advancing His church. He said, “Go—make disciples!”—and this foundational call is increasingly being “dissed.”

“Dissing”—the pop word for disrespect—is becoming normalized regarding discipleship. I don’t think it’s calculated, but it’s occurring as “doing church” supplants “becoming the church.” A dimming focus on plain, New Testament discipling is bringing us to the brink of evolving dumbed-down saints, a deceivable elect and a crippled Body emptied of ministry strength and unready to face persecution.

Without discipleship, we are at risk of garnering believers in Jesus while not growing stable, committed, empowered agents of Christ.”

http://ministrytodaymag.com/index.php/ministry-leadership/preaching/19840-jack-hayford-why-so-many-lightweight-christians

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