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Holy Spirit Disciple Maker

Holy Spirit Disciple Maker

Making disciples is messy. Looking at the apostles’ letters to the churches, or Paul’s letters to his spiritual sons, we see the early church fathers grappling with a wide range of issues that would hold believers back from becoming more like Jesus—blatant sin, faulty doctrines, false teachers, lack of faith, and many more. At one point, in response to the unbelief and perversion in His own generation, Jesus even asked, “How much longer do I have to be with you before you get it?” 

As a disciple maker living out the Great Commission, it can often feel discouraging to pour so much of your life into a person or group of people, so much time and energy and prayer, only to watch them get entangled in the same sin again, struggling with the same character issues, running into the same wall. Luckily for us, Jesus Christ didn’t come for perfect people.

The Power of Context

The Power of Context

What does it look like to live inside the answer to someone else's prayer? It is understanding our place in the context of God's story that empowers us to surrender fully to His perfect leadership. In this video, Brad discusses the life of William Penn, and how understanding context frees us to trust God more deeply while running the race set before us.