Not Exactly Invisible As Christians grow, they need but don’t depend on ministry structure for effective discipling of others.

Posted: September 12, 2015 in Uncategorized

The Burj Khalifa in the U.A.E. is the world’s tallest building. It towers over everything else in the world. It was fascinating to watch the progress of this being built. If you look at it now, you see nothing of the infrastructure hidden by the gleaming tower. It is there, but invisible.

In the developing of disciples who make disciples, much time, teaching and modeling is necessary from a community of people God has gifted differently. It is like the infrastructure that is hidden. All that is seen, if properly done is a maturing and effective disciple maker. Ephesians 4:11-14 speaks to this. One of the main equipping aspects of this is the Word of God. 2 Timothy 3:16 & 17 in The Word on the Street says “…the instruction Manual (God’s Word) is the only book for you.” The Message says about the Bible “…showing us truth, exposing our rebellion, correcting our mistakes, training us to live God’s way…”

The Burj is something to stare at but a follower of Jesus who has been equipped as God’s warrior for the 21st century, who not only knows how to love God and people, but also is taking their part in making disciples is really something to see. The world takes notice, is curious and maybe ready to see if this Christian stuff is real.

What this means: Do you know whether you have been equipped to make disciples? Where could you get some help in developing the gifts God placed in you and begin to help others follow Jesus? What changes would you have to make to see this begin?

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