on discipleship

September 21, 2014

Never Say Never to Discipleship

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The man on the middle is Mon. He got saved at Victory Fort, was one2one and discipled by the man on his left James. When Mon moved to Victory Greenhills, he joined our Victory Group. You knew he was young in the faith but at the same time we did sense that he had a great destiny and call to disciple other men.

Though quite hesitant the first time he was challenged to lead a Victory group, he prayed and asked God for courage to make disciples and invite some of his friends in his house for small groups. Prior to starting one, he was discouraged when somebody mentioned that he was too young in the faith to lead a small group. We had to point Mon back to Scripture and encourage him that God sees other wise.

As Christian leaders, we are called to speak faith and call out the leadership gifting of the people we are discipling. Empowering disciples is risky but necessary. The apostle Paul was breathing out murderous threats in Acts 9:1-2 but in the same chapter, Acts 9:18-20, he was discipled when he had an encounter with the Lord.

Acts 9:18-20English Standard Version (ESV)

18 And immediately something like scales fell from his eyes, and he regained his sight. Then he rose and was baptized; 19 and taking food, he was strengthened. For some days he was with the disciples at Damascus. 20 And immediately he proclaimed Jesus in the synagogues, saying, “He is the Son of God.”

Talk about empowering! When was the last time you have empowered someone to make disciples. Just like James who saw something in Mon to believe in him, we need to continue moving in faith in calling out the leadership giftings of the people we are discipling. God called us to make disciples, not fans – so let’s make disciples!