2 Timothy 2:2. “Pass on what you heard from me—the whole congregation saying Amen!—to reliable leaders who are competent to teach others.”
I’ve always been a fan of Kung-fu movies. My mother never really understood why I would watch subtitled movies in a language I didn’t understand with the volume turned up high. I once explained to her that every movie had a similar plot line; a student loses his master for whatever reason and goes off on a revenge mission often finding a new master or technique along the way. The bulk of the movie showed the discipleship process.
There I learnt that discipline was necessary to discipleship, as is perseverance, a keen adherence to the master’s ways and patience. At the end the student was almost always told they had now mastered and must teach others. The Christian disciple always learns and never masters, yet must teach others.
Seems strange but then in Christian discipleship it is not you at work but the Holy Spirit. Your job is to go out and evangelize and then model a Christ centered life as best you can.
Jesus has designed his church to be a body (1 Cor. 12), a kingdom of citizens and a family who actively build each other up into the fullness of Christ (Eph. 2:19; 4:13, 29). We are called to instruct each other about Christ (Rom. 15:14) and to imitate others who are following Christ (1 Cor. 4:16, 11:1; 2 Thess. 3:7, 9). As disciples, we are to intentionally pour into other disciples so they can pour into still others (2 Tim. 2:1-2).
This topic is pretty loaded so we’ll continue later.
Are you being discipled?
Are you discipling?
Dear Lord, Help me to walk in Your righteousness that I may teach others to do it too. In Jesus name I pray. Amen