Stop Making Discipleship So Complicated!

Stop Making Discipleship So Complicated!

Derwin L. Gray:

The goal of “Discipleship” isn’t that complicated. For real; it’s not!

The reason we make it so complicated is that we don’t believe in the life-transforming power of the Gospel of grace (Acts 20:24), which is called the Gospel of God (Romans 1:1) and the Gospel of the Son (Romans 1:9).

We want to believe that our man made programs are transforming lives. It makes us “feel” in control and that we somehow made it happen. Ultimately, any life transformation is only through Christ. When we trust His process for disciple making and soul winning, we are showing faith that God’s word is true and it can be trusted.

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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).