479704463Ed Stetzer:

 That is sad, because if we get the relationships right, the information will follow. If we connect people in real gospel community, they will learn. But the opposite is not always true.

Ed really gets to the heart of my thoughts here. The community aspect of the Christian life is extremely important. It’s more than just about passing knowledge. It’s also important to live life on life with fellow believers.

 

178047493Discipleship groups at Brainerd Baptist are founded upon three spiritual disciplines: Bible intake, scripture memory, and prayer. Believers from all over our region meet together to read the Bible and journal daily, memorize scripture weekly, and pray constantly.

1 – Bible Intake

Week after week we are admonished by our pastor to “get into the Word until the Word gets into you.” This saying actually comes directly from scripture. Consider this passage in Colossians.

Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. (Colossians 3:16) ESV

Paul admonishes these believers to “Let the Word of Christ dwell in you richly.” In other words they are to allow the Word to abide in them in full measure. These believers were to get into the Word until the Word gets into them!

The most basic way to get into Scripture is to read the Word and journal.

As you read the Word, God speaks to you. As He speaks to you through His Word, you share and explain the truth of the scripture in your own words, apply it to your life, and respond to God!

We recommend that members of a D-group journal daily. Continue Reading…

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9fe78e25-f549-4717-9f25-bf590605abe6Are you on the fence about buying Firmly Planted? We’ve decided to make chapter 1 available for anyone to read. Click here to have it sent to you via email.

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From the bestselling author of Growing Up comes the second book in the series.

Firmly Planted is the second book in the Growing Up discipleship trilogy. In Biblical, practical, and simple terms, Robby Gallaty shares a roadmap for spiritual maturity.

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Are you one of the many Christians desiring a closer relationship with God but have no idea where to begin? Then this book is for you!

The book addresses topics such as:

  • How you can be Sure of your salvation
  • Why your Identity in Christ affects everything you do
  • How to overcome the 3 Enemies that cripple a Christian’s growth
  • A Battle plan for gaining victory over temptation
  • The Indispensable spiritual discipline every believer must foster
  • Understanding the schemes of the Devil
  • Should we engage in Spiritual Warfare? If so, How?
  • and much more

This book takes the guesswork out of developing a deeper walk with Christ. Continue Reading…