I am really enjoying the tools that I am getting from this challenge. I am doing a discipleship group using many of the same philosophies but I am always looking how I am going to tweak it. I really think the worksheet is great that was given on this day. I like how it is split into thirds and you have blanks to fill in. I really think it is critical to put in writing what you are going to do and hold each other accountable. I think it really challenges me to keep pursuing Christ when others are spurring me on.
Recently I have had a lot of conversations on self feeding. I talked with someone from our church today if sermons are equipping or not. I challenged them a bit and said we could make them more equipping by helping people see what and why it is being said. I believe we need to make a big push into equipping people in the church again. Too many people are satisfied to show up on Sunday and just be at church. It doesn’t seem like many people are as interested in being equipped. But I think that could change if the church flipped and asked the people “How do you need to be equipped to be effective in your everyday lives?”
I need other men around me to keep encouraging me and pushing me in my relationship with Christ. If I don’t I become stagnant. This takes intentionality and sacrifice. I thank God everyday I have many men around me that do this for me.