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Discipleship! Discipleship? Discipleship--- Step 2

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#1 Pastor Robert Young

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Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:53 PM

After taking that step and making that commitment to be a devoted follower of Christ look about you to seek out someone to walk along with you. to mentor them, spend time with them, teach them and let them teach you. God never intended this journey of discipleship to me made alone. When you look at the book of Acts you find mentoring happening all around you. Barnabas did it with Paul and later Mark, then Paul did it with timothy, and titus, and many many others. Peter did it with Luke and later Mark. Paul also mentored Aquilla and Pricilla, who in turn mentored Apollos. the New Testament Church was filled with disciples who mentored other believes who mentored yet again. 2Ti 2:2 And the things that you have heard from me among many witnesses, commit these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also. I have long believed in the 3D concept of discipleship. You are either dicipling, being discipled, or disobedient. Its really not that difficult. you just reach out and take the hand of another and help them walk the path devoted to being like Christ. You pray with them laugh with them, cry with them, and spend time together. You let another into your life and let them walk with you as you learn. You don't need any special gifts or abilities other than being devoted to becoming like Christ. Everyone can do this! There is no special training or book or gifting or anything. There is just an absolute devoted commitment to becoming like Christ and the willingness to walk with someone else on this journey to help them walk with someone else on this journey..etc; Oh there are books by very good authors that help us catch the vision and some that help us with a way or a path to follow and i recommend you read some as long as it does not stop you from being devoted to being like Christ and helping someone else on that same journey. The key to discipleship is not studying about it, but living it out with others. Discipleship can begin at any point in a christians walk, but it ought to begin from the moment of salvation. When was the last time you said to someone..."Are you ready to make a commitment of your life to Christ" Mostly we hear or say.."Would you like to receive or accept Jesus into your heart" I think we do a disservice to the new believer by stopping at salvation we ought to invite them to make a commitment to Christ and help them start their journey of discipleship. Step 1, and step 2, and what do you know you are discipling and being discipled. Glory to God lets get this thing going......
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