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How to Minister When You Don't Know the Answer

BY JOHN PIPER

1. Be aware that your people will often have problems beyond your knowledge and power.

• Is it God's time to heal or to test faith by affliction?

• Is this mental illness or demonic oppression or a mixture?

• Is it fitting and redemptive for there to be a separation from a spouse?

• Will we be presented blameless before the throne or judged for our good and bad works?......

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Cookie Cutter Discipleship?

BY RANDY RAYSBROOK

Blame it on Fredrick W. Taylor. Through he lived a century ago, he may still be affecting your understanding of disciple-making. Taylor’s influence was primarily in the industrial sector of America in the late 1890s. It was he who refined post-Industrial Revolution thought by advocating the standardization of tools and equipment in the factory. His ideas helped Henry Ford increase efficiency by focusing on method and speed. His formula: The greatest production results when each worker is given a definite task to be performed in a definite time and in a definite manner.

For many years my concept of discipling others was a product of Taylor's thinking....

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Disciple Making: A Life on Life Approach

BY ROGER FLEMING

Silence. Deafening silence. The Jews languished under the severest judgment by the God of Abraham. He had spoken frequently, fervently by the prophets during the devastation of their land by Assyria and Babylon. He had urged them through Haggai to complete the Temple once He brought them back from captivity. But when the unrepentant nation had refused His messenger, Malachi, God fell silent. The frightful famine Amos foretold blighted Israel — a famine of hearing the Word of God (Amos 8:11,12). Four hundred years of silence....

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