At New Life, we want to make disciples who make disciples. I get excited about that statement and I think everyone at NL is on board. The problem however is how do we accomplish this goal? That question can be difficult to answer. I want to bring some clarity to the Biblical role of discipleship. It is essential to understand that discipleship begins at baptism and never ends. Hopefully this post will help answer questions and provide practical examples. Discipleship is the continual pursuit of bringing every aspect of life under His lordship. Here is a good definition I want to introduce that is based on the example of Jesus throughout the gospels:
O Lord, You have searched me and known me.
You know when I sit down and when I rise up;
You understand my thought from afar.
You scrutinize my path and my lying down,
And are intimately acquainted with all my ways.
Even before there is a word on my tongue,
Behold, O Lord, You know it all.
You have enclosed me behind and before,
And laid Your hand upon me.
Such knowledge is too wonderful for me;
It is too high, I cannot attain to it.
2 Thessalonians 3:3 But the Lord is faithful, and He will strengthen and protect you from the evil one.
This Sunday we will begin the last chapter of 2 Thessalonians. Our specific text is 2 Thessalonians 3:1-5. It appears that the driving point of this last section is to remember the faithfulness of God. A faithful exposition of the first five verses will properly characterize Paul’s argument with these words: God is faithful- be faithful.
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