Last week we looked at the first step in the process: 1. Abide in the Power of Christ.
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."
The second step in the Discipleship Process is to Implement the Principles of Christ
We must not only abide in the power of Christ, but we must also accept the principles of Christ. Paul tells Timothy to pass on “what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses.” The word witness here actually means, “martyr.” It’s the word for someone willing to die for his or her faith.
Paul is saying, “You can test what I’m saying by the witnesses. These men don’t just speak the Word or listen to the Word; these men are going to die for the Word of God. They are not just church attendees; these men are literally willing to die for their faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.” Read More
What are you called to do?
Although we all have both gifts and a purpose in God’s plan, The only thing all Christians have been called to do is “make disciples.” But let me ask you: “Do you really know what you are getting into when you make the commitment to disciple?”
Contrary to the suggestions of some, the Bible never equates God’s call with you life’s dream. In fact, answering the call to make disciples may rob you of your dreams. God may “call” you onto a path you never anticipated.
Let me share two of the most important things that I have learned from my years in ministry. Biblically, they are the exact opposite of the worldly norm. Read More