Tuesday, July 30, 2013

DAY 199 - Jesus' Micro Discipleship

**NEW link for the  14th: 13th 100 days 24 hours prayer campaign (We are going to use this 13th list leads up to the 14th. 13th from March 15 to June 22, 2013. 14th from June 22 to August 31, 2013)

Update  for Leslie Sunday July 29, 2013:
Wow! Leslie came to our 11a.m. service yesterday and received communion. He could eat the communion bread! He can start eating now! Praise the Lord! Thanks for your prayers! God is so, so real! Jesus is Lord!
There will be a thanksgiving gathering at Richmond Emmanuel Church on his birthday, August 23, 6p.m. to 7p.m. All are welcome!

Golden Verse 金句

I am sending you to open their eyes, so that they may turn from darkness to light and from the power of Satan to God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins and a place among those who are sanctified by faith in me.’                               Acts 26:18

亞 基 帕 王 阿 , 我 故 此 沒 有 違 背 那 從 天 上 來 的 異 象 ;
 先 在 大 馬 色 , 後 在 耶 路 撒 冷 和 猶 太 全 地 , 以 及 外 邦 , 勸 勉 他 們 應 當 悔 改 歸 向 神 , 行 事 與 悔 改 的 心 相 稱 。

                                                                      使徒行傳  26:20

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”                             Acts 1:8

但 聖 靈 降 臨 在 你 們 身 上 , 你 們 就 必 得 著 能 力 , 並 要 在 耶 路 撒 冷 、 猶 太 全 地 , 和 撒 瑪 利 亞 , 直 到 地 極 , 作 我 的 見 證 。   使徒行傳  1:8         

Today's Reading: Acts 26:19-32

Please read Acts 26:19-32 and listen to what the Lord Jesus Christ would like to tell you before reading my Spiritual Journal below. If you would like to learn a simple and good way of Daily Devotion method please read my “Count Down 5” from my Devotion on Fire blog:

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     What I got from Jesus is: Jesus' Micro Discipleship

     What I received from Jesus today is such a wonderful shock! It's about about Jesus' Micro Discipleship. What? Yes, because Jesus is not talking about four gradual steps of missional locations. He is talking about how we should start to proclaim the Gospel and make disciples from Micro to Macro.

    He is talking about Mark 4: 28, " All by itself the soil produces grain—first the stalk, then the head, then the full kernel in the head. As soon as the grain is ripe, he puts the sickle to it, because the harvest has come.”

    Jesus is talking about how Paul got his vision to fulfill what He says in Acts 1:8. But, Paul's Jerusalem, the micro location is Damascus and not Jerusalem. Jesus is talking about the vision I got four years ago when I started to write my Fuller D.Min. thesis "Micro Discipleship". At first I named that as "MicroMacro Discipleship", and I taught a Master of Ministry class in a Mega Church in Hong Kong, Tung Fook Evangelical Free Church in 2009 using that title. After that I changed to "Micro Discipleship" to stress the importance of the Micro side because everybody are so crazy about Macro, Mega already. Please click this link to my second post on my blog four years ago about how I received this vision:

     So, where is your Damascus? Where is your Jerusalem? Where is your micro location to start with? Don't start big! Start small, start micro, because that is what Jesus did when He was with His disciples. And, that was what He taught to His disciples. Without Micro, there in no Macro!

Dear Lord Jesus,
Lead us to be able to discern what is the micro location tailor-made for us to proclaim your Gospel and to make your disciples.  In Jesus name we pray. Amen.

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