Tuesday, April 5, 2011

The Great Discipleship Commission

The last two sermons at Bethlehem Baptist have been focused on Discipleship. This last weekend was a wonderful exposition of Matthew 28:16-20.

Pastor Kenny Stokes started with refuting a common misconception that discipleship has merely a 1 on 1 functionality.
"Discipleship is a part of corporate meetings: sermons, small groups, church classes/training, etc."

I thought that was a wonderful observation, as I have always pictured discipleship (in my head) as something that happens between two people: one mature in the faith and another less mature in the faith - while this may very well be the case in some circumstances (i.e. Paul and Timothy).

The week prior to that David Mathis preached on 2 Timothy 2:2, emphasizing the need to
 "make disciples who make disciples.
I really appreciated his point on discipling your family first and foremost. We have a responsibility to tend to our home before others.

I've heard great things about this book:

The Cost of Discipleship

What has been your experience with discipleship?

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