14- I like the analogy he makes about the baseball pitcher. You can get a shot of cortisone to reduce swelling, but it will not deal with the deeper issue at heart. In the church, we must understand that change will never be fast, but it will be worth it.
20- “About one in four people living together outside marriage call themselves evangelicals” What?!?
24- “The solution to our ineffectiveness as churches is to train people to be spiritually mature, fully devoted followers of Christ, and the in turn to have those disciples make more disciples”
30- “A strict emphasis on fellowship alone creates a church that struggles with an inward focus instead of reaching others, because the group values real relationships that require so much.”
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They love Jesus and are growing their church in the right way
57- “Time in a church building does not have any bearing on a person’s true state of maturity.”
60- The five stages of discipleship were mind blowing. No one had ever explained this to me, but it makes so much sense! I finally understand what to do with people who are spiritual infants and children! Simply disciple them! This is an awesome explanation and it is very well done. I read this illustration every night during my daily Bible study.
61- “What do you expect from a dead person? The answer of course is, not very much.” This is exactly how spiritually dead people act and it makes so much sense!!
67- (A spiritual child) “will learn what it means to have a servant’s heart, rather than one that is self-centered.”
71- “If you define discipleship and celebrate disciples making disciples, you will create a culture of discipleship.”
81- “Rather, faith finds expression in the way we live.” So true!!
89- “People are to work hard, not be lazy, and be sincere and gracious even to people who aren't that way in