Making Disciples at Bayshore… How Are We Doing?

So I’m reading this great book referred to me from my friend Allison, The Trellis and the Vine by Colin Marshall and Tony Payne and it convicted me.  Am I simply one of those Christians living a nice Christian life or am I ready to really commit my life to being one of Jesus’ true disciples?

To be a true disciple, we need to be prepared to reach out to nonbelievers and, at the same time, encourage fellow Christians.  As Marshall and Payne write, “to be truly a disciple, we need to obey ALL that Jesus commanded (Matthew 28:20).”  Disciple-making, then becomes this enormous range of relationships and conversations and activities and life stuff.  While we all aren’t equipped to preach a sermon or teach a Sunday school class, we can chat over the “back fence” with a non-Christian neighbor, we can write an encouraging note to a Christian friend, we can invite a family member to a church event, we can meet one on one to study the Bible with a fellow believer, we can read the Bible to our children and we can make a Christian comment over coffee at the office.

Go ahead, chat, write, invite, encourage, meet, study, read, or comment.  Do some discipling.

Tammy

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