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The Things of Discipleship
2 Timothy 2:2
The things which you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, entrust these to faithful men who will be able to teach others also.
Learn from this passage that…
Discipleship takes place best in groups - “in the presence of…witnesses”
Discipleship requires commitment – “entrust to faithful men”
Discipleship requires teachable people – teachable people can “teach others also.”
But don’t forget the key to discipleship is to begin teaching the right THINGS! Paul’s statement reveals that there are basic truths that we must pass on to the next generation of believers. This is our job!
In the Christian life the milk of the Word and the meat are the same things. The meat is the milk offered up with greater density and depth. Our discipleship material is milk for new believers. It was developed with the new believer and the new disciple maker both in mind.
In order to teach the things that we have heard to others we need to be but one lesson ahead of them. This is our calling and through the Spirit’s help we can do it! We can begin to teach those things that all Christians must know. This is discipleship!
A set of ten lessons for new believers can be found here.
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