Today you should read: 2 Kings 2:19-25
As you read through the Bible, you have the opportunity to be a witness to many discipler – disciplee relationships. One of these is Elijah and Elisha. Elisha served and learned under one of the most powerful prophets ever. Elijah stood against wicked kings like Ahab and queens like Jezebel. He fought the 450 prophets of Baal on Mount Carmel and won through God’s power. Through mentorship, Elijah multiplied – then handed off his ministry to his successor Elisha as we read today.
Discipleship, as you know is not an option for an obedient Christian – it’s a command.
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. Matthew 28:19-20
The goal of discipleship must be reproduction – to multiply and get someone to the point where they can do for others what you did for them. We must use methods that are easily reproducible. This is why we created the discipleship book series we use at Center Point Church (http://www.cpclex.org/pages/page.asp?page_id=281580 – click on Download Central). Each of our pastoral staff, as well as some trained volunteers in our church, also offer one-year mentorships we call Multipliers. This is a high-level training program to get you ready to share your faith and disciple others.
Are you obeying the mandate given to us by Jesus to make disciples? If so, please post a comment today and tell us who you are currently discipling. If you are fortunate enough to be currently being discipled, you post a comment and tell us by whom so we can rejoice with you.
I’m so excited to be involved with a church that gets it – and is obeying Jesus in this critical area. If you wish to be discipled, but don’t know where to begin – send us an email and tell us that today at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Posted by: Tim Parsons