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Introduction to The Practical Disciple Podcast [Episode 1]


Welcome to The Practical Disciple Podcast’s very first episode.  If you yearn for step-by-step advice on how to grow in the Christian faith and have a richer more meaningful life, then you are in the right place.  This podcast is dedicated to bringing you concrete actionable instruction on three vital areas of the being Christian:

  • Bible Study
  • Prayer
  • Living our Your Purpose

Each episode is packed with easy-to-apply tips, tools, and strategy.  I bypass any fluff. Most everything I share with you is something I’ve tried myself. I’ve figure out things the hard way, so you don’t have to.

Each episode will give you the short-cuts I

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Seven Ways to Ingest God’s Word

 

Are you only reading the Word of God?  If so, you may be missing out on some rich experiences; particularly, if reading isn’t your preferred learning style.  Below are seven different techniques to broaden and deepen your experience of the Bible.

1) Listen to it – Download and audio version of the bible to your phone or computer and listen while you are on the go.  Back in the day when I was in college I had a walkman and a cassette version of the Bible. I listened as I walked to class and commuter.  I learned an amazing amount of scripture doing that.  You can also pic up a CD version of the

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Why I have a little orange army man in my prayer closet

When the whole nation had crossed the Jordan, the Lord said to Joshua, “Choose twelve men, one from each tribe, and command them to take twelve stones out of the middle of the Jordan, from the very place where the priests were standing. Tell them to carry these stones with them and to put them down where you camp tonight.”

Then Joshua called the twelve men he had chosen, and he told them, “Go into the Jordan ahead of the Covenant Box of the Lord your God. Each one of you take a stone on your shoulder, one for each of the tribes of Israel. These stones will remind the people of what the

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The Three Essential Elements of Discipleship

In Jesus’ day when someone was referred to as a disciple (Greek term is mathetes) it meant that the person was a “student”, “pupil”, “follower” or “adherent” to the teachings of a great religious leader or teacher of philosophy. A disciple was a student who would strive to learn, live, and share what was taught to him or her. Ultimately, disciples were seeking to become like the teacher they followed.

The Practical Disciple is dedicated to helping people be better disciples of Jesus Christ through simple daily practices that anyone can understand and apply. I’ve always organized the content around three essential elements that I believe are core to faithfully and consistently growing as a follower of Jesus Christ.
 

ESSENTIAL #1: STUDY

Obviously, if a disciple is

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Five Deadly Myths That Will Keep You From Discovering Your Purpose


Figuring out your purpose seems to be a daunting task on the level of trying to find the Holy Grail and it shouldn’t be. Actually, you can discover your purpose a fairly simple and effective process which I’ll be sharing in next week’s 5-Day Purpose Challenge.

Literally hundreds of people have used this process and it just makes sense, HOWEVER, you’ll unconsciously sabotage finding your purpose if you’ve bought into even just one of the five deadly purpose myths. I call them deadly not to be overly dramatic, but because these mindsets will kill your efforts at finding your purpose.

So, let’s dive in. We’ll start with a mindset that

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9 Benefits of Knowing Your Purpose

“Why did God make you?” I recall hearing a retreat director in college ask a fellow retreatant that question. All I could think was, “I’m glad he’s not asking me. I don’t have a clue.” Little did I know I would be asking “What will I do when I grow up?” for about thirty more years. I am not alone. Seems numerous people are dissatisfied with their lives and yearning for a greater understanding to spend their time. That yearning isn’t bad, provided people come up with answers.  A couple of years ago I discovered a sweet spot of purpose where life is a whole lot more meaningful, fruitful, and enjoyable. That

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