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A Simple Solution To The Complex Problem Of Discipleship

Start:Dec 07, 2019

Duration:15 Minute(s)

Goal: this Cognitive Trail will improve the success of making disciples of the Lord, Jesus Christ.

Description: Mustard Seed innovations increase our ability to successfully apply God's word to our day-to-day life. In discipleship, we receive the speci ... Read More

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Mustard Seed

Summary: Making disciples of the Lord Jesus Christ.

Step 1

Mustard Seed Trails, like this one, exists with one goal in mind: to make disciples of The Lord, Jesus Christ.

Mustard Seed employs God's inspired technology to overcome every force, including the negative influences of technology itself, that try to prevent us from successfully making disciples.

Wouldn't you agree that, in today's social media culture, fulfilling Jesus' Great Commission requires a solution that is powerful enough to reach people where they are and when they need it most?

Step 2

Mustard Seed innovations are designed to increase our ability to successfully absorb, activate and apply God's word to our day-to-day life.

We do this through a revolutionary technology that allows users to get the specific step they need when they need it. Think: 'navigation system' for seeking and walking with Jesus...Yes, really.

Take a moment to imagine a tool that, when the steps are followed, would lead you to a more intimate walk with Jesus.

Select 'Successful' when you are finished.

Step 3

In all honesty, did you take a moment to imagine the tool?

Step 4

If you answered 'Yes', proceed to the next step.

If you answered 'No', no problem, but you will want to take these next steps very seriously. You just experienced one of the major roadblocks to making disciples: feeling hurried, overwhelmed and, perhaps, a bit skeptical of a new solution.

Step 5

Mustard Seed was founded on what we call the 'Mark 4 Revelation'. Listen to what Jesus tells us in these bible verses:

"The farmer plants seed by taking God’s word to others. The seed that fell on the footpath represents those who hear the message, only to have Satan come at once and take it away. The seed on the rocky soil represents those who hear the message and immediately receive it with joy. But since they don’t have deep roots, they don’t last long. They fall away as soon as they have problems or are persecuted for believing God’s word. The seed that fell among the thorns represents others who hear God’s word, but all too quickly the message is crowded out by the worries of this life, the lure of wealth, and the desire for other things, so no fruit is produced. And the seed that fell on good soil represents those who hear and accept God’s word and produce a harvest of thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted!” (Note: to read the entire Mark 4 parable, go to 'DOCUMENTS' above).

Select 'Successful' when you are finished.

Step 6

The 'Mark 4 Revelation' is this: we have entered a time when we are not short on hearing the word of God, but, more than ever, the seeds of God's word are being lost. It doesn't matter if it is being lost on the footpath or in the thorns. Lost is lost.

Do you agree?

Step 7

For example, do you know Christians who:

Either can't remember or respond with complete indifference to a sermon, book or Bible study that they, at one time, found particularly powerful?

Tell you that they are excited to grow in their relationship with Jesus, but, when you see them again, have lost all focus and motivation?

Believe that they are being called by God, but can't seem to take that first step of faith to do something about it?

How much do you see the Mark 4 Revelation being played out in the lives of the Christians you know?

Step 8

Another aspect of the Mark 4 Revelation is, more than ever, we are being bombarded with information. This information is creating a thicker hardpan, making it increasingly easier for the word of God to be stolen before it can produce the real fruit of love, joy, peace and the other demonstrations of His Spirit.

For instance, how often do you feel overwhelmed by the amount of information coming at you each day?

Step 9

How important is it to successfully apply the word of God? Listen, in Jesus own words, as he describes the wonderful benefits of successfully applying the word of God and the terrible cost awaiting those who don't:

"Therefore whoever hears these sayings of Mine, and does them, I will liken him to a wise man who built his house on the rock: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it did not fall, for it was founded on the rock. But everyone who hears these sayings of Mine, and does not do them, will be like a foolish man who built his house on the sand: and the rain descended, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house; and it fell. And great was its fall". (Matthew 7:24-27)

Jesus is telling us that there is a terrible cost to pay if we just read, listen and study his word and do not successfully apply it in our daily lives. He is holding us to a very clear standard: apply and do His word in all aspect of our day-to-day lives.

Of the Christians you know, how many do you believe are holding to Jesus' standard?

Step 10

Unfortunately, in our battle to successfully uphold these standards, most of us know that we are losing.

Between the influences of the enemy, our own flesh, and the ways of the world we are living in a day-to-day reality that is defined by its persistent, organized and systematic onslaught against our ability to successfully activate and apply the word of God...It's no wonder that the ability to become and make true disciples is so rare today!

For a good fictional account of this dark reality, go to the 'VIDEO' above.

Step 11

In stark contrast, Mustard Seed gives you a persistent, organized and systematic approach for successfully absorbing, activating and applying the word of God into your lifestyle.

You will establish the cognitive, emotional and spiritual habits that will allow you to defeat the dark "realities".

You can be absolutely certain that when God's methods come up against the enemy's, we will experience much more of the victory given to us in Christ, Jesus.

Step 12

Finally, here is our promise to you:

If you will do the work, this tool will take the seeds of God's word and bring it to the "good soil" represented by those who hear and accept God’s word and produce a harvest of thirty, sixty, or even a hundred times as much as had been planted!"

To get started with Mustard Seed, go to 'RELATED' above and schedule one or both of the Navitents you will find listed there.

We also invite you to go to Communities in the Marketplace and join the Campfire: 'Faith Of A Mustard Seed' .

See you there!

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