Equipping God's People to Create Missional Culture

Discipleship Part XVI

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In this series of posts, I am sharing some short thoughts from each chapter of Dallas Willard’s book The Great Omission and then some brief personal reflections.

Chapter Fifteen: Jesus the Logician
Dallas demonstrates how Jesus was the greatest thinker to walk the earth and that if we are going to be his disciples, we must recognize his brilliance and look to him as the master of all knowledge. “He constantly uses the power of logical insight to enable people to come to the truth about themselves and about God from the inside of their own heart and mind” (189).

My Reflections
When I came to Christ during the summer before my Senior year at college, my intellect came alive. Ever since then I have had a hunger to learn, to grow and to live deeper. Reading how Jesus interacted with each person and group in a unique way got me to thinking deeper. His parables act like a mirror for me, they help me to reflect on Him and who I am.

3 Responses to Discipleship Part XVI

  1. Esther says:

    I grew up going to church my whole life, said “the prayer”, was baptized – the works but I never had a hunger for learning. But when I acknowledged the work of the Holy Spirit in my life about 6 years ago everything changed. I really resonate with the intellect coming alive. I had coasted for so many years thinking i was “in” and that’s all that mattered. Now I can’t get enough of reading and learning and asking questions. Of course there have been seasons of weariness, especially during pregnancies, but I’m hopeful that this hunger continues on and on…

  2. JR Woodward says:


    It is cool to hear your testimony and know about your hunger. And quite funny to hear about how being pregnant changes everything. lol. I wouldn’t know about that, I can only imagine.


  3. Arlene says:

    Yep…this is good!!…comments are funny!!

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