To Infinity and Beyond

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by Dean Brenton

“To Infinity and Beyond!” is the phrase made famous by Buzz Lightyear in the popular “Toy Story” film series, and yes, one of my favourites. Buzz pointed the colleagues of his story to a forward launch into a universe of unlimited possibilities and potential. I believe this phrase actually holds significance for the PAONL’s Discipleship vision.

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Self Care and Discipleship

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by Elaine Milley

Discipleship occurs when followers of Jesus Christ manages their time, energy and activity in such a way that spiritual growth and development is guaranteed. Discipleship is never accidental; it is the product of focussed effort and determination. It transpires in those who seek to be conformed, those who strive for greater depths in God. It occurs in the lives of the disciplined, those who know the importance of taking responsibility for their own spiritual health and growth.

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A Renewed Focus on Discipleship: PART 1

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by Brad Noel

The PAONL has focused a great deal on discipleship in recent times; you have likely heard it mentioned from your local pulpit. We have been discussing this topic for some years now at our bi-annual conferences. Personally, I have taught on this subject a number of times, and wrote an article on discipleship for the Good Tidings back in 2011.

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True Discipleship is Marked by Self-Awareness

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by David Kentie

How does one become a faithful disciple of Jesus? The question seems complex and people have differing views. For some it is as simple as praying the sinner’s prayer. For others it is standing up for Christian values at a time when those values are being challenged. Yet others may see it as having a strong devotional life. Perhaps it is all of the above. Regardless of the myriad of personal opinions, Jesus explains what becoming a faithful disciple looks like in Luke 6:17-42.

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