In my last post I shared three principles necessary to mentor those called to vocational ministry.
Model Christ-like Behavior.
Encourage and Affirm
Never Cease Praying
It was an encouraging look at principles in the Word, which we will be continuing this week. Follow with me as I share three more principles. Read More
Recently (see Part 1), I shared three of the seven keys to Dynamic Gospel Relationships found in I Thessalonians 2. Here are the remaining keys found in the passage.
4. Share the Gospel firmly.
11 For you know how, like a father with his children, 12 we exhorted each one of you and encouraged you and charged you to walk in a manner worthy of God, who calls you into his own kingdom and glory. (1 Thessalonians 2: 11-12) ESV
There are times when we must nurture new believers gently, but there are other times when we must exhort and encourage them with firmness.
Notice the contrast between the gentleness of a nursing mother and the firmness of a father. Paul and his co-workers did both. They ministered with strength and gentleness. The seasoned Gospel worker knows the difference of when to be strong, and when to be gentle! Read More
It's difficult to decide what strategy is the most effective for making disciples in the midst of many options. How about a biblical one? Paul, in his final letter to Timothy, shares a disciple-making strategy that works.
2 Timothy 2:1-2: “You then, my child, be strengthened by the grace that is in Christ Jesus, and what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses entrust to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.” Read More