a complex challenge

years ago, while i was still working with teenagers, i determined to develop a method for separating (not a good word) the kids that wanted to get more serious in their pursuit of jesus.  to that end, “gapstanders” was born.  based on ezekiel 22:30 where god said, “I looked for a man among them who would build up the wall and stand before me in the gap on behalf of the land,” “gapstanders” was designed provide a spiritual challenge to kids who wanted one.

the genesis for “gapstanders” was a question that has haunted me for years, and i want you to consider with me.  we have something like 100 regular visitors to this site, and i know that the vast majority of you never comment (and that’s cool…you’re always welcome to eavesdrop).  i want to have an extended conversation on this topic, though, so i would like to encourage many of you to weigh in.  rest assured, i will include my thoughts.  okay, here’s the question:

what’s the difference between a christian and a disciple?


3 thoughts on “a complex challenge

  1. Former OU coach Bud Wilkerson was once asked to describe football to someone who had never seen a game. He said it’s a game in which 22 men desperately in need of rest are being watched by thousands of people desperately in need of exercise. I think of Christians (in title only) as being in the stands cheering on the disciples who are in the game and desperately in need of rest. They feel like they’re part of the team. They want something very good to happen but they’re still on the sidelines. The disciples are doing the work necessary to be part of the action.

  2. Intent and recognition.
    Keep thy foot when thou goest to the house of God, and be more ready to hear, than to give the sacrifice of fools: for they consider not that they do evil.

  3. “christian” is the opposite of “muslim” and the opposite of “jew”. It is a monicker, a slang. To believers it has no value because of its over use.

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