When we continue to uphold the gospel and what Christ has done, then they will see the purpose of discipleship.
Whether you are a pastor, a leader or just a growing follower of Christ, it is up to you to ensure that the young people in the church have the opportunity to be mentored.
We don’t need something new. We need something old. We need to do the same things that saints of old have been doing in order to deepen our understanding and apprehension of the greatness of God.
God is at work among my generation. And the harvest is plentiful. So, pastors, keep laboring. Parents, keep laboring. Youth workers, keep laboring. Don’t give up on us.
The home is where stories are taught, faith is worked out, neighbors are heard, plates are filled, and where sojourners can find rest.
The more bored you are with the things of God, the more vulnerable you will be when difficulty comes.
We should compare our calendars to God’s commands and see where our lives are out of alignment, then make adjustments where necessary.
Don’t view discipleship as a separate activity from your church engagement and involvement.
If we invest in others, even imperfectly, God will often multiply that investment more than we could imagine.
Pastor, if you served the rest of your ministry and never saw another convert, would you be content with watching the spiritual growth of your congregation?
I don’t think we can accomplish the goal of discipleship in the 21st century without demonstrating that we are willing to invite others into our mess, to hopefully show them that our mess is a Christ-centered and redemptive mess.
While we can’t drum up genuine zeal by our own power, God has given us his word to know him and prayer to commune with him.
In our efforts to encourage discipleship in the local church, be open to different ways God might choose to influence you.
Making disciples involves much more. It involves us teaching others what it means and how to follow Jesus.
Placing your faith in Jesus, who saves, is to place your life in the hands of the One wants to use you as a witness for His glory.
While God’s Word does condemn all sexual sin, it also offers healing and forgiveness from all sexual sin.
If Christ is to be followed, He must be well-known, to the point that the disciple can discern His voice, predict His next move, and go His direction at all times.
What do you think of when you hear the word "discipleship?"
Here’s why I believe biblical theology should be woven into the fabric of discipleship in the local church.
A godly motivation to disciple others is your gratitude for God’s work for, in, and through them.
You only have so much time in the week. You can’t disciple the whole church, so how do you decide in whom to invest?
If you try to do theological education in your own strength, you fail, no matter how good your grades are.
Discipleship is about helping a disciple faithfully relate to Jesus, not to you.