The “No Sweat” Spiritual Workout

 

The secret to the “NO SWEAT” Workout: Time passes but no growth happens.

I’ve discovered the secret to “NO SWEAT” Disciplemaking: Time passes but no real growth happens.

In the New Testament model of life together we’re all believer priests… and in a priesthood of all believers—we’re all gifted, all called, all chosen and all working out together where the church is a gym, and pastors/youth workers are our workout trainers… [our trainers who are of course working out just as hard right besides us—1 Thess. 5:12-13.]

Just like the commercials that follow… YOU GOTTA BE SWEATING TO GET IT!

And we all need to SWEAT disciplemaking, not programs. We sweat disciplemaking friendships. Rich mutual community and one anothering are at the heart of the workout.

In the words of Inigo Montoya, TO THE PAIN!

TODAY’S WORKOUT:

Core Exercise #1: Love each other with genuine affection, and take delight in honoring each other.
Core Exercise #2: I am fully convinced, my dear brothers and sisters, that you are full of goodness. You know these things so well you can teach each other all about them.
Core Exercise #3: Then, by the will of God, I will be able to come to you with a joyful heart, and we will be an encouragement to each other.
Core Exercise #4: A spiritual gift is given to each of us so we can help each other.
Core Exercise #5: So encourage each other and build each other up, just as you are already doing.
Remember: No Sweat, No Get!

Free audio: Why and how to encourage your pastor(s)

It’s October.

It’s Pastor Appreciation Month.

Of course the problem here is the word “month.”

Really? We’re only going to encourage our pastors for a month? The other eleven months we can suck the life out of them?

We can do better. Way better.

If you’d like to be an encouragement to your pastor(s) all year long—and God knows your pastor(s) REALLY need it all year long—then this FREE audio is for you.

If you REALLY REALLY want to encourage your pastor(s), then please share this FREE audio with people in your church/ministry.

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Here’s another crazy idea: You could gather with a small group of friends from church and slowly walk through the above booklet—seeking to apply what you learn—together.

You’re thinking: “Yeah, someone should start that group.”

Is that someone you?

Here’s WHY you should do it…

Because most of us have a set of expectations for our pastor(s) (some biblical and some not so biblical). But I’d bet you’ve never seriously studied what the Bible says about what God expects from you concerning your pastor(s).

That seems strangely one way to me. Especially when I know so many pastors who are deeply discouraged and desperately in need of encouragement.

Dream with me for a minute:

Imagine a small group of friends meeting together to discover and put into practice seven biblical ways to encourage their pastor(s). When’s the last time you’ve heard of a group like that? Let’s be honest. Most of the time we hear about a small group of people who gather to complain about their pastor(s).

With God’s help, you can change this.

It all starts with one person who cares enough to do something. Is that person you?

What are you waiting for?

  • For the FREE audio, GO HERE.
  • To order this printed booklet, GO HERE.
  • To get this on iBooks, GO HERE.
  • For Kindle, Nook, and other non-printable e-readers, GO HERE.