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Table of Contents

The Why
Lesson 1: The Heart of Discipleship by Eli and Mary Gautreaux
Real Devotion
Lesson 2: Mind in Love with God by Eli Stewart
Lesson 3: Abide, Apostle, Abandon by Dick Brogden
Real Community
Lesson 4: Love by Eli Gautreaux
Lesson 5: Spiritual Friendship by Gina White
Lesson 6: Leadership Rights by Josh Moran
Lesson 7: Culture of Bowing and Honor by Eli Stewart
Real Responsibility

Lesson 8: “My Heart Christ’s Home” by Robert Munger
Lesson 9: Every Student Welcomes by Sevo Lwali
Lesson 10: Evangelism by Sarah Fletcher
Lesson 11: Find, Feed, Fight by Alex Rodriguez

The Why

Lesson 1: The Heart of Discipleship by Eli and Mary Gautreaux

Eli and Mary Gautreaux planted Chi Alpha at Sam Houston State University in 1992. This ministry has led to over 20 new Chi Alpha plants, and over 300 missionaries being sent out across the globe. In this lesson, they look at Mark 1:16-20 and Matthew 28 to explain the heart of discipleship is God’s plan to save the world.

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Real Devotion

“No religion has ever been greater than its idea of God.”

– A.W. Tozer

What we think about God determines what we do and disregard for Jesus’ Name.  This makes real devotion the first necessity of discipleship. Apart from Jesus, we can do nothing. These sessions are meant to inspire us to seek time with Jesus on purpose instead of finding Him on accident. We pray these sessions will lead to more prayer, worship, Bible reading, and good books. 

Lesson 2: Mind in Love with God by Eli Stewart

Eli Stewart is Chi Alpha Director at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas, and before this he served for a decade on staff at Chi Alpha at Sam Houston State University. Eli is fantastic at taking God’s truth and explaining it in a way that is understandable and practical in a way that can’t be ignored. This, along with being a person who truly walks out what he preaches, has led to him being an incredibly faithful and fruitful follower of Christ. In this lesson, he will break down the biblical basis for having a mind that is in love with God and what it means to be responsible with the knowledge that God gives us.

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Lesson 3: Abide, Apostle, Abandon by Dick Brogden

Dick Brogden is a church planter with LiveDead and an author of numerous books, including “This Gospel.” In this lesson, he is speaking to Assemblies of God ministers from around the world at the 100th anniversary celebration of the movement. Mr. Brogden takes a look at John 15:5-7 to preach how abiding is spending extravagant time with Jesus. He explains abiding is accompanied with apostling the Church where it has not been built and abandoning comforts to serve Jesus through suffering.

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Real Community

“The person who loves their dream of community will destroy community, but the person who loves those around them will create community.”

– Dietrich Bonhoeffer

Jesus preached the greatest commandment is to love the LORD with everything we have, and the second is like it, “love your neighbor as yourself” (Matt. 22:37-39). The Apostle John writes how loving people is the sign to ourselves that we have passed from death in sin to life with Jesus (1 John 3:14). Jesus taught loving one another is the sign to the world we are His disciples (John 13:35). This makes real community essential to discipleship. Without love we are all lost. These sessions are meant to evoke Christ-likeness toward one another and all godliness entails.

Lesson 4: Love by Eli Gautreaux

In this lesson, Eli speaks about some of the characteristics of true, Godly love. By understanding this type of love, we can better learn to love one another.

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Lesson 5: Spiritual Friendship by Gina White

Gina White is the Campus Missionary-in-Training Director for North Carolina State University, and the District Director for North Carolina. She speaks across the nation with a unique blend of candor and carefulness in her messages. In this lesson, Gina walks us through the meaning and necessity of spiritual friendship according to the biblical meanings of love and the nature of God Himself.

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Lesson 6: Leadership Rights by Josh Moran

Josh Moran is one of the team leaders with Chi Alpha at James Madison University, and the Potomac District Director. He has been a leader worth following with a history of leading leaders. In this lesson, Josh explains the more leadership an individual receives the less rights they have. Using John 3:30, he teaches how leadership is not about what we gain, but what we can give to the Kingdom of God.

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Lesson 7: Culture of Bowing and Honor by Eli Stewart

In this session, Eli explains why it is so important to learn the essence of honor in order to create a culture that believes it is healthy to bow.

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Real Responsibility

“Our wealth in heaven will not be the wealth of harps provided or crowns worn, but of the souls we have led to Christ and to God. No man or woman who shares the Christ life is free from responsibility or exempt from this high and holy privilege.”

– G. Campbell Morgan

In these sessions, we will discover how the Great Commission of discipleship is proactive and unending. God’s method to save the world hinges on people letting Jesus do through them what He is doing in them. We pray these sessions equip and encourage you to make disciples who make disciples. 

Lesson 8: “My Heart Christ’s Home” by Robert Munger

Robert Munger was a Presbyterian minister and professor at Fuller Theological seminary. Over 10 million people have been impacted by his sermons, including but not limited to “My Heart Christ’s Home.” Using Ephesians 3:16 and the power of allegory, Mr. Munger explains in six brief yet full pages the process of making one’s heart the LORD’s home. Through understanding Christ’s right to the heart, we will understand Christ’s rule as Lord of our lives.

“My Heart Christ’s Home” by Robert Munger

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Lesson 9: Every Student Welcomes by Sevo Lwali

Sevo Lwali is the National XAi Director, the ambassador for international student ministry to Chi Alpha staff, students, and the church. This visionary leader has a dream of reaching 100,000 internationals in Chi Alpha. In this lesson, Sevo shares his personal story of being an international student from Kenya on an American campus. Using Leviticus 19:33-34, he advocates for every Chi Alpha student to use the gospel to take international students from friendship to leadership.

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Lesson 10: Evangelism by Sarah Fletcher

Sarah Fletcher is a product of Chi Alpha. During her freshman year, some Chi Alpha girls moved her into her dorm. During that year, they introduced her to Jesus, she gave her life to the LORD, and has been sharing the gospel ever since. In this lesson, Sarah uses 1 Peter 4:14 and Luke 6:22-23 to unpack the practics of evangelism to create confidence in starting conversations that lead to Jesus.

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Lesson 11: Find, Feed, Fight by Alex Rodriguez

Alex Rodriguez serves as the National Training Director for Chi Alpha. Beginning with the Great Commission in Matthew 28:19-20, he explains how discipleship is a proactive process of finding, feeding, and fighting for the lost lambs of God.

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