True discipleship: Bro. Gbile Akanni

mercredi 12 septembre 2012

Ask any Christian to define this term and it will go something like this:

"To learn about the Bible and Jesus"
This Definition is one-way. This Definition is INTERNAL.

Let's look at the dictionary:

Definition of DISCIPLE:
: one who accepts and assists in spreading the doctrines of another: as
: one of the twelve in the inner circle of Christ's followers according to the Gospel accounts
: a convinced adherent of a school or individual
This Definition is two-way: "accept" and "spread".
This Definition is both internal and EXTERNAL.

It must be deliberately and essentially two-way, everyday!

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Five Misconceptions of Discipleship

Discipleship takes place when people attend church programs.

In fact, much good teaching can take place during church, but it is often too general and not targeted to the special needs of a new Christian.

Discipleship just happens.

In fact, we must go counter cultural and instruct others personally and lovingly about the ways of Christ. We need to ask the hard questions and get involved into the process of why they do things.

Discipleship is only for new Christians.

In fact, discipleship is a process that should be occurring all through our lives. A disciple always follows his master's life. Once a disciple, always a disciple.

Discipleship is a program.

In fact, discipleship is a lifestyle. We are Christ's disciples and this Christian life calls us to learn and live like Him. This will require significant changes in the way we think and live.

Discipleship is only for certain parts of our lives.

In fact, Christ wants to teach us in each aspect of our lives from our parenting skills to handling finances. This differs from some cults which will actually make your decisions for you! Mentoring is a term that describes the training of a person in one or more specifc areas.

What might it look like?



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