Wednesday, December 2, 2020

The Need for Discipleship 2

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John 21:15 (KJV) So when they had dined, Jesus saith to Simon Peter, Simon, son of Jonas, lovest thou me more than these? He saith unto him, Yea, Lord; thou knowest that I love thee. He saith unto him, Feed my lambs.

After Larry submitted himself to discipleship, he was now accountable to his discipler who prayerfully monitored his spiritual progress.

The first day his discipler visited him in his house, he saw that Lary's room was decorated with pictures of indecently dressed female pop stars. He also observed that most of Larry’s music was not spiritually edifying at all. Larry’s discipler took time to explain to him that the environment he created around himself was very important, and the pictures he had on his wall were not appropriate for a spirit-filled child of God. Even though some of those autographed pictures cost Larry a lot of money to acquire, he willingly removed them and destroyed them. He also got rid of all his music that was not spiritually edifying.

His discipler spent some time in his house that day. They ate together, studied the word of God together, and took some time to pray. Larry had many questions and many assumptions that were wrong, but his discipler answered his questions and corrected his wrong assumptions.

Larry and his discipler continued to meet regularly, talk on the phone, and pray together. Larry observed that because of his interaction with his discipler, he became much stronger spiritually. With time, Larry too became a soul winner and discipler.

Discipleship is the way by which more mature believers feed the Lord’s lambs (newborn believers). Those who truly love the Lord would be involved in this ministry (see John 21:15,17). Many have fallen away not because they did not truly believe but because they were not discipled by anyone.

Go into today asking the Lord to help you play your part in the end-time harvest.
— Abraham Damilola Arigi

Yearly Bible: Deuteronomy 4-6

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