The Kind of Person God uses…

16 04 2008

Not my thoughts – from Disciples are Made Not Born by Walter A. Henrichsen

“Make Disciples” is the mandate of the Master (MT 28:18-20).  We may ignore it, but we cannot evade it. – My own question – do we/I think discipleship is just the “leaders” job or do we as it states here – it is to be done by every believer through mentorship, through small groups, etc. 

What qualifies one as a faithful man (II Tim 2:2)?

  1.  He has adopted as his objective in life the same objective God sets forth in Scripture (Mt 6:33 – his righteousness and kingdom)
  2. He is willing to pay any price to have the will of God fulfilled in his life (II Tim 2:3-4 – willing to endure hardship – not distracted by the world – possessions, is there anything between you and God – “all that you hold dear to yourself – your family, your health, your dreams, your aspirations and goals – must be held with an open hand.  He must be free to do with you and take from you as He pleases”.
  3. They has a love for the Word of God – am I growing in the Word?  Am I hungry for it?  Do I crave it?  –
  4.  They have a servant’s heart – The disciple-maker seeks to invest his life in another to help that person accomplish his own vision.(Matthew 20:26-28 )
  5. They  put no confidence in the flesh. (II Cor 1:9 and Romans 7:18 )
  6. They do not have an independent spirit – there is no room for if it isn’t done my way then it won’t get done.
  7. They have a love for people – “to be like God to love people, because God loves people.” The faitful person has a love for people. –
  8. They do not allow to become trappe in bitterness – the root of bitterness can come through  a competitive spirit, a breakdown in communications between you and fellow Christians, or from feeling that you have gotten a raw deal.  Faithful Christians guard their hearts well in this critical area. (Hebrews 12:15)
  9.  They have learned to discipline his life.  – Am I willing to give up anything to grow closer to Christ?  I Cor 9:24-27).

Part 1 of a many day series about discipleship that I have been learning through the last three years..

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