Tag: Discipleship

So nobody took me up on my challenge. 😉 I get it; who wants to write one more thing online. Here was the challenge: Without looking through the book of Acts, try to call up as many examples of prayer …

“Back in the city, they went to the room where they were staying—a second-floor room. This whole group devoted themselves to constant prayer with one accord” (Acts 1:13-14, The Voice). Making prayer p …

“ . . . You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you. And you will be My witnesses, first here in Jerusalem, then beyond to Judea and Samaria, and finally to the farthest places on earth.” …

“As before, [Jesus] spoke constantly of the kingdom of God” (Acts 1:3, The Voice). Jesus could have done so many things during His 40 days while risen from the grave, but once again He constantly spok …

Imagine this . . . You go to a global mission training hoping to learn all you can and the trainer hands you the Book of Acts and then dismisses you, saying, “Here is your manual. Read it. Pray it. Fo …

Five Stones Global, Jean Johnson Since our last blog and conversation, have you been declaring this prayer “God, may your Kingdom come to my neighborhood and may I play an integral part in it’s coming …

Would you join us in stepping outside your door each morning while declaring this prayer: “God, may your Kingdom come to my neighborhood and may I play an integral part in it’s coming?” In Acts 1:8, L …

We all hear or use phrases like these: Just be yourself. Embrace who you are. Own your story. Let me be me. I am free to be me. This way of thinking is popular in American culture today. We allow grea …

By Jean Johnson Macro-compassion projects from the West tend to swallow up micro-compassion lifestyles for the Rest. Compassion in the hands of the few on behalf of the many is extremely limiting. How …

By Jean Johnson Learn the language people argue in! This was my response to the question: “If people speak two or three languages, which language would I recommend a missionary should learn and use?

By Jean Johnson What happens when we store up rich spiritual food and keep it all to ourselves? How does God move us out of our comfort zones?

By Jean Johnson Are you a ‘food truck’ disciple-maker or a ‘restaurant’ disciple-maker? In Part 3 of this ReJesus Missions Series: Jesus’ 8-Fold Pattern of Orthopraxy, we left off with this question:

By Jean Johnson Was Jesus’ primary invitation to the rich young ruler about giving everything to the poor or about inviting him to become poor for a purpose?

By Jean Johnson Re-Jesus Missions Series Part 3: Jesus’ 8-Fold Pattern of Orthopraxy In Part 2 of this blog series How Does Jesus’ Synagogue and Mountainside Talk Affect Missions?, we left off with th …

By Jean Johnson There seems to be a discrepancy between how Jesus prepared His disciples for missions and the way the West prepares modern day disciples for missions.

By Jean Johnson It seems like on some subconscious level . . . We doubt Jesus is enough based on His own merit . . . It’s like we need to win people to something else to win them to Jesus.

By Jean Johnson I went from being a sheltered Minnesota gal to a friend of refugees to a cross-cultural disciple-maker in a fairly challenging place — Cambodia. I have learned a lot since then and I w …

By Jean Johnson DAY 1 affects DAY 100* I can’t understand why Sopheap decided to revert back to Buddhism after seemingly becoming a devoted Christ follower.

By Jean Johnson Fairly soon after Jesus gave the invitation, “Come, follow me,” he told those who followed him: “Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds of evil …