Tally Ho The Fox
The typical Christian church in America has a giant undeveloped “labor pool” in it’s membership. The typical Christian is unemployed as far as Christ’s standard of employment is concerned, and the typical employed Christian is often “under-employed,” spending much time and effort in activities that show very little result in reaching and building people. The typical Christian church meets Sunday by Sunday in an “auditorium” and it’s members are individual “auditors” forming part of a listening “audience.” In short, the typical church is jammed with “pew potatoes” whose only intent is to come to church, listen to the sermon, and go away, hoping that this course will help to privately smuggle their souls to Heaven and help them to have a reasonably comfortable life on the way. Any resemblance between this life and the Christian life pictured in the New Testament is purely coincidental.
It is evident to me that we Christians must re-study the New Testament, our manual of operation, and we must force ourselves to be ruthlessly objective as we do. We must declare ourselves independent of tradition and find out what the New Testament tells us about ourselves and our God-given assignment.
Table of Contents
1 How Vital is Vision? (Proverbs 29:18)
2 The Commission That Determines Our Mandate (Matthew 28:18-20)
3 The Concept That Determines Our Method (Matthew 28:19)
- a) Disciple-Making . . .
- b) That Produces a Ministry of Multiplication
4 The Key That Hangs on the Front Door of Church History (Acts 1:1-5)
5 Essentials for Making Disciples or, The Doctor’s Cure for the Great Omission (Luke 1:1-4)
6 God’s Multiplication Table (2 Timothy 2:2)
7 The Genius of Jesus’ Strategy (1 Thessalonians 3:8)
8 How This Standard Works in a Church (Ephesians 4:7-14)
9 His Last Words, His Last Will (Acts1:8)
10 Tallyho, the Fox? Oh, Yes, that Title!