Does it matter?
Jesus said, “Go into all the world and make disciples in all nations” (Mat 28:19).
But it takes a disciples to make a disciple.
If you have never been discipled, you cannot disciple others. You cannot give what you don’t have.
Some people think that discipleship or being discipled is attending a Bible School, Believers’ Class or even a Bible study time in their denomination. But this is not discipleship.
Discipleship is a formal training. It is learning to be a follower or apprentice of Jesus.
It is possible to be a pastor of a church for several years and have degrees in theology or biblical studies, but may not be a disciple. This is one of the reasons why we have many converts but less disciples. That is why we have mixed multitudes in our gatherings – Christians who do not know Christ.
It is only disciples that can “turn the world upside down” like the first disciples did. It is because discipleship is a totally different thing. It is not a system, it is not a program, it is a process.
Would you like to spend some time to learn what discipleship is?
Would you like to know what the church is and what it is not?
This can be a radically transforming experience!
I invite you to join this DISCIPLESHIP CLASS.
Some of the topics to be considered are:
1. PRINCIPLES OF DISCIPLESHIP
What principles and processes did Jesus take His disciples through and what is our responsibility towards learning them?
2. CHURCH HISTORY AND TESTAMENTS SURVEYS.
Without history, it is impossible to understand the future. Did the church really begin at Pentecost? Are there other books in the Bible from the ones we know of? Is the church the spiritual Isreal?
3. MISSIONS AND EVANGELISM.
The Bible says the disciples turned the world upside down. What is your place in World Mission and Personal Evangelism?
4. MINISTRY AND BIBLICAL ELDERSHIP.
What is the call to ministry? Is there a difference between the Old Testament and New Testament Ministry? Is there a difference between OT practises, doctrines, leadership and that of the NT?
Be ready to commit at least six hours a week to this endeavor. You will have access to the materials you need and you can study at your own pace.
Read True Discipleship to learn more.
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