“AN EPIC FAILURE OF DISCIPLESHIP”: We need to rediscover The Invested Life

Every Christian needs to be able to answer two simple questions: 1) Who is investing in you? and 2) In whom are you investing?

In the Great Commission found in Matthew 28:18-20, our Lord Jesus Christ commanded us to go and “make disciples of all nations,” beginning with our own. Sadly, the American Church is experiencing an epic failure of discipleship. Most older believers are not spiritually investing in the lives of younger believers. We are failing to model and transmit Biblical truth and Christ-like character and a passion for evangelism and discipleship to the next generations. Thus the American Church is weak and failing and in desperate need of revival. Thus our nation is increasingly at risk not simply of decline but outright collapse, as I write about in Implosion.

In many ways, my new book with Dr. T.E. Koshy — The Invested Life: Making Disciples of All Nations One Person At A Time — is a corollary or a companion to Implosion. Put it another way, Implosion describes the sickness. The Invested Life describes the cure.

For more details, and/or to see the webcast of the eulogy I gave at Dr. Koshy’s funeral this past weekend describing his heart for discipleship, how he discipled me, and why we wrote this book together, please click here.

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