Friday, August 12, 2016

Discipling As Jesus Discipled

The goal of every Christian is to be a disciple and to be fruitful, that is to make other disciples.

And that is the whole point of this book. It is a clear bible study and is very thought provoking.

The author Dann Spader encourages the reader/studier to look at the life of Jesus and His earthly ministry to understand how we are to BE disciples and MAKE disciples who can MAKE disciples.
He also explains the difference between discipleship and disciple-making.

Prior to reading this book I'd always thought the two were the same. However Dann Spader, helped me to see the difference between the two. Discipleship is to help some along the path of becoming a disciple of Jesus Christ.

A disciple of Jesus is a follower of Jesus. And we all know Jesus said "Follow Me."
So to be a disciple-maker is to be a person who produces disciples.

We actively produce disciples when we actively point people to Jesus and aid them in learning the Word of God, in applying the Word of God to their lives, and LIVING it ourselves so that our teaching is seen in action.
As Jesus taught the Word of God, spoke the Word of God, and gave right application of the Word of God, He LIVED the Word of God. So the disciples were not only taught but had a living example.

And THAT is the root message of this bible study. I am a few weeks into it and I am learning SO much. This is more in-depth than anything I've ever learned or be taught on disciple-making.

I recommend this to the seasoned follower of Jesus, the mature follower. Our jobs is to be a disciple, live as a disciple, THEN grow the Kingdom by producing disciples who will produce more disciples.

{FYI, I received this book from Moody Publishers in exchange for my HONEST opinion.}

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