Monday, May 4, 2009

The Call for Discipleship

God has given us as His children a great responsibility to make disciples of all nations. This responsibility, though it includes evangelization, includes growth as the corporate body of Christ as well as growth on a personal level for each individual member of the body. God designed His body to work in such a way that each member is a part of the whole and has a responsibility to the other members to make them more useful to the body. In the end, we are all to image Christ. We are a picture of Him. And so, as such, we are to individually disciple one another to become more like Jesus Christ.

This personal discipleship model goes far beyond just having a good time together as believers in Christ. This is an intimate relationship between members of the body in which edification, exhortation, and accountability occur. We are to be building up each of our brothers and sisters in Christ in such a way that because of our contact with them they are more like the master.

This is were biblical counseling joins the fray. God has given each of us the knowledge we need, from both His Word and His Holy Spirit indwelling and controlling us, for all things spiritual in this life. We have everything we need to be godly at our disposal.

I have made this page for the specific purpose of helping other believers who want to fulfill their role in personal discipleship. There is a plethura of resources available both in book form and on the internet to help us better understand and apply God's Word to everyday circumstances. May God bless you as you study and use these resources to spur others on to be more like our Savior, Jesus Christ.

1 comment:

Jonathan said...

Thank you for keeping a Biblical view on discipleship.

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