The Twelve

Jan 2014 - now

We know that sitting in a garage doesn’t make you a mechanic or a Honda, holding bread doesn’t make you a toaster or a chef, standing in a garden doesn’t make you a cucumber or a Gardner and sitting in a classroom doesn’t make you a student or a teacher. What makes you a Gardner, Mechanic, Chef or Teacher? What makes a disciple?

What makes a disciple of Jesus? Jesus seems to invite all kinds of people to follow him and yet he also seems to ask an awful lot of those who do. He is invitational and yet conditional, what does that mean for those who call themselves Christian?

What does it mean to be a Disciple? At Eastside our goal is not to make disciples of Eastside, but to help others discover their own mission in the world. Our dream is for thousands of disciples of Jesus who have discovered their mission, vision, and role in the world as Disciples of Jesus.

February 16, 2014

Witness

Witness

Discipleship Problem – Disciples are learners/think through Who is Jesus? – Both Lord and Christ Come and see! – Get up and observe what God is doing Deny yourself, daily pick up your cross – Aware only of Christ and no longer self Remain – Not the fruit, not the pruning – What matters is […]

February 9, 2014

Just Wait Longer

Just Wait Longer

Jesus uses Anti-Arrival language to describe discipleship. He invites us to Abide, Remain, Cling to Him.

February 2, 2014

A Great Many Left

A Great Many Left

Have you ever wondered, “Did Jesus really teach THAT?” Or “How in the world can I make any sense of that in my life?” Or even “How can I continue to follow if THAT is what Jesus teaches?”

January 26, 2014

Come & See

Come & See

What does it mean to be a disciple? Jesus invites us to come and see.

January 19, 2014

Who is Jesus?

Who is Jesus?

Who is Jesus? Be assured of this, God has made this Jesus both Lord and Christ.

January 12, 2014

The Great Millennial Debate

The Great Millennial Debate

Today there is a 43 % drop-off engagement between the teen and early adult years. This drop-off represents 8 million twenty-somethings who were once active churchgoers but who will no longer be particularly engaged in a church by 30.


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