When you’ve got multiple simple churches how do they relate to one another well? Typically this happens in networks.
Expectant faith is the kind that God delights to multiply and we cannot be satisfied with anything less.
Jonathan’s faith: Focused not on things on the earth but in heaven, living a life of faith, willing to sacrifice everything for the sake of God’s glory.
Learn through the story of this unnamed believer the kind of immediate, radical, costly obedience that God delights to multiply.
If the great commandment is to love God with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength, then the natural outcome of that kind of love will be immediate, radical, costly obedience. We need to be disciples worth reproducing.
How big is your God? We all have God in a box limited by our own finite minds and faith, and the process of being a disciple is expanding that box.
Jesus was a bad marketer. He focused on the few, not the masses. He pushed for a few with the right motives, rather than many with mixed motives.
In hell, a rich man showed his concerned love for lost family members, asking Abraham to warn them. We need the same love. We need to love like hell!
We need to break our pattern of restricting ourselves to a linear sequential process as we pursue disciple making movements. Expect non-sequential growth.
Leadership cells can be used to equip people before they move on. So in church planting, we can use leadership cells to equip people to start new churches.