The Discipleship Perspective

The Discipleship Perspective
by

The Discipleship Perspective

Do we approach proclaiming Christ from a flawed point-of-view: Do we approach discipleship  expecting/needing people to WANT to hear about Christ? Are we apprehensive to share Christ because we fear rejection?

1 Corinthians 1:18 “18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God.” This verse tells us two things:

1. To some what we proclaim about Jesus will certainly be rejected by some. “Foolishness” means that our message concerning Christ and the worlds need for His atoning sacrifice will be met with resistance, skepticism, and rejection. Understand however,  it is the “message of Christ” that’s being rejected, not the “messenger of Christ”. As Christ walked this Earth, there were those who rejected His message and what He proclaimed about Himself and He never allowed the rejection to stop Him from accomplishing His mission. Neither should we.

2. We should never proclaim Christ to others from our own power. The great commission of the church is to “make disciples” not “make people become disciples”. In other words, we have no power within us to make anything happen. We are not responsible for the results we’re only responsible to be proclaimers of the truth. The message of Christ contains the truth and the power necessary to change the hearts that will receive it. It is not about us.

Being a disciple of Christ means more than just following Christ – it means to also be a proclaimer of Christ without the fear of rejection, with love and compassion, without the need of validation for ourselves.

Take Your Discipleship to the Next Level!

This Six weeks study:
What Does the Bible Say About Discipleship (not tradition or customary)
The Church/Discipleship Connection (How Discipleship Helps You to Find YOUR Place)
How Discipleship Births God’s Promises (Yes, God’s Promises Include YOU! Learn How)

share

Recommended Posts