In this third session of our recent 300 Leaders conference, Eddy Leo reminded us of the need to spend time one-to-one to follow Jesus’ command to make disciples of all nations. Here are some highlights:
- The most effective tools for producing change are from best to least one to one > small groups > big meetings
- Big meetings transfer a lot of knowledge. Decisions are made. But there’s a tendency not to apply it. Head gets swollen
- “Small groups help a bit. But one to one is by FAR the most effective. Filling a bottle with a sprayhose doesn’t work well may be closed!”
- Most pastors start a church and at the beginning spend time one on one with a few people. Those change rapidly and often become your leaders
- “Discipleship is helping someone move from their present condition to the goal of Christlikeness.”
- “We must teach people to Obey the Word of Christ, do the Works of Christ (building the church), get involved in the World mission of Christ”
- “Discipleship is not about controlling others it’s about serving them to help them become disciples of Jesus.”
- “The sermon on the mount was the first discipleship material. When you practice this there are powerful results. It’s all about the heart.”
- “An orange tree doesn’t have to strive to produce oranges. It does it by nature. Our natures need to change.”
- “To experience heart transformation you must understand the condition of your heart and mind. Focusing on outside deeds is Phariseeism.”
- “Sometimes you need to listen to a sermon six times before it sinks into your heart and bear fruit”
- The shortest version of the sermon on the mount is matt 13:4 parable of the sower. Wayside=Double minded, shallow, thorny, each is better. Lasting fruit is the sign of a true disciple. Good soil means it’s pure and receptive. The thorns and stones are gone. Good fruit comes.
- A loving community is needed for removing the thorns. Don’t judge. Some attitudes are obvious but some sins can only be helped by others.
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