Barriers to Discipleship Chart
By Dr. Richard J. Krejcir
What Blocks us from Encountering Jesus Christ?
Look over the "chart." Where are you in this chart? Where do you need to be?
Carefully consider any barriers in your thinking that blocks you from the core truth and reality of life as Jesus Christ as your LORD!
© 1990, 2003 R. J. Krejcir Into Thy Word Ministries www.intothyword.org
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