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4 Key Ingredients for Discipleship
In the Great Commission Yeshua (Jesus) commanded His followers to "Go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you…" (Matt 28:19-20). The moment you believe upon Yeshua and are born again, you become a lifelong disciple, and take up the charge to become an active “discipler.”
As a young believer, I sometimes felt frustrated by the vagueness of the Great Commission. Why couldn’t Yeshua go into more detail of the 'how to' for His global discipleship initiative? I believe He left out a specific formula so that we would study His life example and apply what we learn from it through our own creativity, methods and personalities.
Here are four keys that I have found to help bring disciples to maturity:
2) One on One Meetings
3) The Supernatural
The beauty of these four areas is that few people excel in them all. This means everyone in the body of Messiah has a part to play. You may not be a great teacher, but instead excel in hospitality and bringing others into your home. Great, then do it regularly and intentionally! (Rom. 12:6-8)
Recently, one of the young men I have been mentoring for years has begun meeting with a teenager to invest into him. Watching someone grow in the Lord to the point where they are ready to sow into someone else, brings me great joy and makes all the effort worth the while!
Yeshua's command to make disciples requires sacrifice, unconditional love, patience and availability. No matter how you feel, where you are at in life or what level of training you have, you still have something to give to someone else. As you obey the Great Commission, He is ready to use you in ways you have not imagined!
In the comments below, let me know what has worked for you as you disciple others!
Women Who Prophesied
Asher Intrater speaks about the importance of husbands and spiritual father figures supporting women as they grow in their prophetic gift.
Subtitles in: Danish, Dutch, French, Korean, Portuguese