Do We Do Discipleship Wrong? Part II

Do We Do Discipleship Wrong? Part II

Derwin L Gray:

Think about it. For the great majority of evangelicals and the many tribes within our big tent, when a person enters into a relationship with Jesus (John 17:3), they’re told immediately to practice many of the following Spiritual Disciplines:

  • Read your Bible everyday
  • Memorize scripture
  • Pray
  • Join a church
  • Get in a small group or Sunday school class
  • Serve in a church ministry
  • And share the Gospel with your friends and invite them to a service

Derwin gets it. We get so focused on what we think people should be doing, but neglect to tell them why. Christianity then becomes ritualistic rather than about transformation.

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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).