Thursday, November 3, 2016

WHAT I AM READING - and more…

Presently I am reading two books…

No Place Left… a saga of destiny fulfilled by Steve Smith

I was given several of these books and have passed them out to a select group of EBCI leaders. It is a book written as a novel. If you would like to read this book, we will be glad to pass these around as we finish them. Let me know and when one is available, I will contact you. You will be able to check it out through my office.

It is inspired by actual events – past present and future. It points a vision of the future and how every Christian can leave a life of ordinary and join the quest. (from back cover)

It is my hope to glean a greater excitement about reaching the nations until no place is left to reach. It is my prayer that EBCI will catch the vision of being a Disciple making Disciple church. That everyone here today will experience the growth of this great church becoming a greater church. Our success will not be in the numbers who attend or the offerings we take nor the work that we do but rather our success will be determined by our obedience to the Word of God.

For those not at EBCI – come join us as we begin the journey to leave the life of the ordinary and embark on a journey that will change the course of history. If you can’t make it to Dubai, pray for us. 

If you want to stay abreast of what God is doing here, take time to listen to the messages on our web site… follow me on FB, pray I can get the Podcast figured out so encouragement and challenge can get out more often in as many ways as possible

Radical… taking back your faith from the American dream by David Platt 

This will be my second time through this book. It is a short… deep… challenging book that I will be reading through with one of our men of EBCI. I have been asked to help disciple someone and am excited about starting this weekly journey together. As iron sharpens iron…  We will be reading this book along with doing a weekly chapter study through the gospel of Mark.

If you are looking for a book to read and would like to be challenged, get this book. Let Sheba know you would like a copy, she can contact the Bible Society and have them bring it when they are here. The book sells for AED 65 each. The chapter titles are given inthe right picture. Their titles are enough to cause you to want to read it.

Making Disciples – Beginning in the Gospel of Mark…

One of the challenges we were given in the recent conference was to take one step at a time. The first step is to find someone and walk with them in a quiet time and spiritual development. Some have already started this. Your Deacons will be challenged to lead the way in this Biblical strategy in Discipleship making.

I am putting together a notebook for the first term / time Discipleship teams. It will give step by step instructions on how to have a quality and effective Discipleship meeting with 2 persons meeting weekly.

I learned in teaching FAITH Evangelism over the years for LifeWay that the best way to see something happen (especially among believers in the church) is to start small – do it right – build it strong. These principles are being used in the putting together of these notebooks.

This is Step One of building the foundation for catching the vision.

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