Posted by: thomasdodds | November 11, 2010

Every Day Discipleship

Discipleship. Big word. Simple concept. Christians should obey and heed the call to discipleship every day.

Pastor Kenny Stokes preached on this and the importance of obeying God’s command to make disciples.

Discipleship is:

  1. Proclamation of the word.
  2. Power for the spirit for which we pray.
  3. People. (Loving them and preaching the word to them.)

As a disciple who is called to be a disciple maker, Pastor Kenny exhorts us to, “Begin to and weave into your life, open your mouth to speak or read a passage of scripture to another person praying for the power for the spirit to be at work.”

Every day though? I think we are called to preach the gospel, pray and love people every day. Not once in a while when we think about it. Not when it is convenient. Every single day.

The apostle Paul makes the case for me…

“But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.” (Hebrews 3:13)

The disciples of the early church preached to one another every day.

“And every day, in the temple and from house to house, they did not cease teaching and preaching Jesus as the Christ.” (Acts 5:42)

Is this really necessary? Not only is it necessary for obedience, but also for our great joy!

“For if I preach the gospel, that gives me no ground for boasting. For necessity is laid upon me. Woe to me if I do not preach the gospel!”(1 Corinthians 9:16)

How?

It seems daunting, but should be as natural as breathing. The Fighter Verse Bible memory program is designed to get the word implanted so that you may be able to recall it in time of need.

Here is how you can get started in 3 simple steps: (I didn’t say easy!)

  1. Memorize scripture (See this blog for scripture songs to help you do just that!)
  2. Pray through it with intention and plan to share it with 1 person today.
  3. Share it. Proclaim the word to a person, praying for their joy. Do this for 21 days and it will become habit.

What changes would happen in your life if you did this? How about in those you love?

You can listen to the whole sermon by Pastor Kenny Stokes here.

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