Updated: Aug 10
As we read in the scripture, Jesus give the command to his first disciples, which command must be observed today because we are the continuation of the work of disciples. It’s sad that instead of fulfilling the Lord command we are in distraction…
See, God did not give us the mandate of opening churches but for spreading the word… for those who might think that this verse is limited to bishops, pastors, evangelist or any other category of people you are wrong, this is given to every believer. Including you and I.
Though the mission is to make disciples but you don’t become a disciple automatically, there is some step you have to follow, it’s a process, it’s a journey becoming a true disciple of jesus. Not everyone saying he is a disciple he is… a true disciple or a true follower of jesus must follow some rules, just like in our homes. Every house have its own rules and any house without rules and order it’s a jungle because every child will be doing what pleases him or her, parents will live like animal, they can fight in fron of kids or abuse each other , all that because there is no rule, they don’t have any principle…
But in the house of the Lord it’s not the case, there is order and principles.
That’s why we are talking about steps to be considered a son or a daughter of jesus house.
The bad news is that nowadays we are transforming churches to centers of money collection, than centers of training and making disciples.. CHURCHES SHOULD BE CENTERS OF SPIRITUAL TRANSFORMATION, A HEAVEN SCHOOL, people are more focused on how much they have given than how many souls we gain for Christ.
We leaders are more concerned on how much we are going to gain than how many souls we win for Christ.
In many churches a Sunday service can end without talking about the kingdome of God but it’s almost impossible to finish Sunday service without talking about money.( Mostly in our african churches)
It is very difficult to to make disciples if we ourselves are not true disciple of Christ.
HOW DO WE BECOME DISCIPLES?
STEP1 TO BE A GOOD DISCIPLE AND A FOLLOWER OF CHRIST: STUDY THE BIBLE ,
Study the bible is different from READING the bible.. When you study you want to understand.. you go beyond what you read and try to understand in a godly way what you are reading and how it can apply to your life.
John 8:31-32 “…
When you commit to a bible study you will know the truth…
STEP2 : TO PRACTICE WHAT YOU HAVE LEARNED
James 1:22 “..but be doers of the word, and not hearers only..”
Romans 2:13 “…for not the hearers of the law are just in the sight of God, but the doers of the law will be justified..”
STEP3 : CHURCH GATHERING Acts 2: 42 “…and they continued steadfastly in the apostles’ doctrine and fellowship, in the breaking of bread, and in prayers”
For those who think that gathering or coming to church is not important and they can even stay home and pray they should read this: HEBREW 10:25 “…not farsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as is the manner of some, but exhorting one another, and so much the more as you see the day approaching..”
STEP4: LOVE AND TOGETHERNESS OR FRATERNITY JOHN 3:16
STEP5: BEING FILLED BY THE HOLY GHOST ACTS 2:4 Why being feeled? This is different from speaking in tongue though we all have to.. Why do we need to be filled?
- Because He lead us
- He teachs us.
- And he remind us.
STEP6: TO GO AND PREACH, BEING SENT MATAYO 28:19: Don’t go to the world when yourself you have not yet become a good disciple.
God did not save you to just come and be a spectator in his house, he saved you and called you for the ministry But for that you need to be prepared, to know what to say and how to say it.
i am not puting restruction on people to go and preach but I am saying it’s better to be prepared than rushing.
I am appealing to you brothers and sisters to focus on becoming GOOD DISCIPLES OF JESUS
MAY GOD BLESS YOU.