2 Timothy

Seven Portraits of a Disciple Maker, Part One

Have you ever wondered what a disciple maker looks like? So often, we write about what a Disciple Maker does, says, believes, etc.; but sometimes it is good to have a mental image of what a Disciple Makers is supposed to be. When you hear “Doctor,” an image comes to mind; the same goes for “chef,” “pilot,” and “preacher.” In our desire to be more like Christ and become a disciple maker, we must know what that looks like. In this three-part series, you will see biblical examples of what a Disciple Maker is supposed to be, from the apostle Paul himself. In 1 and 2 Timothy, Paul admonishes Timothy to be faithful to guard the gospel entrusted to him.  Notice what he says in 1 Timothy 6: Read More
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A Discipleship Strategy that Works (Every Time)

It’s difficult to decide what strategy is the most effective for making disciples. There are so many options from which to choose.. But the model that truly shines is the biblical one. Paul, in his final letter to Timothy, shares a disciple-making strategy that works: 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 (2 Tim. 2:1-2). This Pauline method can be broken down into its individual steps. First, a disciple is to abide in and be strengthened by the grace of Christ. Second, we are to implement the principles taught by Paul, Third, we are to invest what we know into faithful men. The final step in the long process of disciple-making is for those whom have been discipled to go out and replicate themselves. Read More
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