3 Reasons to Be in a Discipleship Group (Part 2)

3 Reasons to Be in a Discipleship Group (Part 2)

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Most Believers are admittedly ill prepared to share their faith with others; yet the Apostle Peter suggested, “Always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in you.” (1 Peter 3:15).
Author Paul Auster talks about his childhood obsession with the New York Giants baseball team in his essay, “Why Write?”. His first major league game was a memorable one. In the outfield that day was his childhood hero, Willie Mays. After the game, Auster noticed Mays outside of the players’ locker room. He yelled, “Mr. Mays could I please have your autograph?” “Sure, kid, sure,” Mays replied. “You got a pencil?”
Auster didn’t have a pencil and neither did anyone with him. For that matter, no one in the vicinity had a pencil. After patiently waiting, Mays, realizing the dilemma of the boy, responded, “Sorry kid. Ain’t got no pencil, can’t give no autograph.”
To this day, Auster carries a pencil with him in his pocket. “It’s not that I had any particular plans for that pencil,” said Auster, “but I didn’t want to be unprepared. I had been caught empty-handed once, and I wasn’t about to let it happen again.”

Carrying the gospel with us everywhere we go is infinitely more important than carrying a writing instrument.
Believers must be prepared to explain why they believe what they believe. Discipleship aids this process.

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Robby Gallaty is the Senior Pastor of Long Hollow Baptist Church in Hendersonville, TN. He was radically saved out of a life of drug addiction on November 12, 2002. In 2008, he began Replicate Ministries to equip and train men and women to be disciples who make disciples. He is also the author of Growing Up: How to Be a Disciple Who Makes Disciples (2013), Firmly Planted: How to Cultivate a Faith Rooted in Christ (2015), Rediscovering Discipleship: Making Jesus’ Final Words Our First Work (2015), Foundations: A 260-Day Bible Reading Plan for Busy Believers (2015) The Forgotten Jesus: How Western Christians Should Follow an Eastern Rabbi (2017), and Bearing Fruit: What Happens When God’s People Grow (2017).