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We Have Hope Because God is Great

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The story of Christ’s birth is a story of promise, hope, and revolutionary love. So, what happened? What was once a time to celebrate the birth of a savior has somehow turned into a season of stress, shopping lists, and debt. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar starts a special Advent Series by…

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Connecting With God in Everyday Life

connecting with god in everyday life

Humans were created to live in a trusting relationship with God where he guides our lives with his perfect love and wisdom. Prayer reconnects us to God in the ways he always intended us to live. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar talks with author Neil Cole about prayer and finding ways…

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Treating Everyone Like Part of the Family

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Guests never do any work or preparation; family members always pitch in. We try and impress guests with our hospitality; family members expect to be “part of the flow” and help themselves to whatever they need. Are you treating people like guests or like family? In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we ask…

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How To Talk About Politics With Your Kids

Talk About Politics With Your Kids

Political talk is everywhere right now — it’s on the news and all over social media, it’s happening between friends and family, and it’s most likely happening at your kitchen table too. I wonder… what are your kids hearing? In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar shares insights on how to talk politics…

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How Your Small Groups Need To Change

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Outside the Western world, the Church is experiencing its greatest growth in history by gathering and multiplying small groups of people, numbering 10 or less. Is this the way forward for us too? In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar talks with author and modern-day apostle, Hugh Halter, about the need to re-envision…

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How to Start Shifting Your Church Outward

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The way we gather as the Church has been forever changed by the COVID-19 pandemic. Our once rock-solid pattern of meeting all together on Sundays has been fractured, and statistics show that as much as 30% of people are not returning to our weekend gatherings. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar talks…

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Our Need For Innovation in the Church Today

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There was a time when Christians and the Church pioneered much of the future, shaping culture in profound ways, from business to art to justice reform. But along the way, that redemptive, adaptive movement began to institutionalize, leaving us change-averse and frozen in time. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, Caesar welcomes innovation…

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Living As a Friend Of Sinners

living as a friend of sinners

Often we let others’ sin define them and divide us. But our ongoing involvement and relationship with others, especially those we think of as “sinners”, begins with a profound grasp of God’s grace. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we’ll see why Jesus came to be called a friend of sinners. And I’ll…

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Fighting Our Preoccupation With Self

fighting preoccupation with self

How you feel, pretty much in every moment, is connected to how you believe things are going relative to your sense of self. It is out of our identity, and perception of self, that our motives and actions flow. The Gospel answers our fallen self-obsession with a great work of grace in Christ. In this…

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Why You Need More Storytelling In Your Discipleship

need more storytelling in discipleship

Our lives are wrapped up in stories; they are the language of our world. Who we believe ourselves to be is shaped by the dominant story in our lives, and what we believe about God and what he is like will ultimately determine what we believe about ourselves and how life works. In this episode…

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The Beauty of the Gospel vs. Religion

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Many people who avoid the Church have not rejected Jesus and the Good News of the Gospel; they’ve actually, rightfully so, shunned religion. And they’ve dismissed a transactional way of relating to God and an effort to somehow balance out the cosmic scales of his justice. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we…

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Good News For the Cancel Culture

good news for cancel culture

You’ve heard about it, and it’s not going away anytime soon. The “cancel culture” can hit anyone at any time–even you–if you’ve ever said or done something that a very vocal group of people disagree with. Unfortunately, the Church is not immune to this type of “canceling” of our own. In this episode of the…

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Why It’s Hard to Motivate People to Live on Mission

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Have you found it hard–really hard–to move people toward embracing change lately? Are you finding it frustrating to motivate folks to reorient their lives around discipleship, serving others, and missional living… versus a consumeristic experience of the church? In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we’ll tell you why the way you’ve learned to motivate…

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[SPECIAL] Who Are Your People of Peace

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Discipleship has moved out of the classroom (yes!) and into your normal life… but knowing who wants to be discipled and who just wants to be friends can be tough to figure out at times. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, I am sharing a BONUS training I did for folks in the…

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[SPECIAL] Finding the Right Missional Balance

finding missional balance

With so many changes to the schedule and rhythms of the Church in these days, it can be hard to determine what people really need. If we’re not careful, we’ll create new “busy stuff” for everyone to do and miss the true mission of the Church. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, I am…

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[SPECIAL] Discipleship Rhythms

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Many Christians are frustrated with trying to fit discipleship and spiritual growth into their increasingly busy schedules. But what if God designed all of life as a perfect fit for discipleship? In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, I am sharing Day 3 of the Everyday Disciple Challenge – Scattered Church Edition. This is…

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[SPECIAL] Your Gospel Identity – The Foundation

your gospel identity

You know hard it can be to change well-worn beliefs, habits, and patterns in life. And it’s even harder to try and change others! As the Church today, like it or not, there are a lot of things changing and not everyone is happy about it, or sure where to start. In this episode of…

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[SPECIAL] What is Discipleship?

what is discipleship

For a long time, the Church has majored in holding worship services and minored in discipleship and mission. Now that the Church has been scattered like never before, will we seize the opportunity to restore the balance? In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, I am sharing Day 1 of the Everyday Disciple Challenge…

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Leading the Scattered Church on Mission

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Everything that has happened in the past several months, especially social distancing restrictions, has scattered the Church back out into our neighborhoods and cities like never before. Is this a problem or an opportunity? In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, we’ll talk through the “what, why, and how” of leading the scattered church…

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10 Secrets to Growing Deeper Friendships

growing deeper friendships

Building strong relationships of trust is a key factor in discipleship. But many of us are not good at building friendships, or we seem too busy in our lives to make the investment of time that it takes. In this episode of the Everyday Disciple Podcast, join me as I mine the wisdom of author…

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