Cultivating a Culture of Discipleship
We are called to be a disciple of Jesus, and to make disciples of Jesus. As Wayne said recently in his sermon, some people are bringing people to Jesus, while others are in the way of Jesus. Don’t be like the Pharisees with rituals and traditions that lead to legalism or even humanism. Rather, earnestly follow Jesus in each step you take.
A lot of people have memorized Matthew 28:18-20, but are they doing it? At Wellington we want to create a culture of disciples making disciples that will extend into our communities, central Kentucky, and the world. It starts with a commitment to be a disciple, a follower of Jesus, and all that goes along with what that means. So find a mature man or woman within the body of Christ that can pour into you, that will study with you, and will ask you the tough questions, so that you can pour into someone else.
This has to be intentional. You must place yourself under the Lordship of Christ and His Word. Be a disciple...to make disciples...to make disciples...to make disciples…
“And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Matthew 28:20b)
Discipleship happens through Relationship
It happens in the home; within your own family—We want to come alongside parents as they lead their children in the instruction of the Lord. Discipleship happens as we see in Titus 2 when mature men teach younger men and likewise for women. It happens in bible studies, classes, sermons, and precept classes. So be looking for those whom you can pour into and those who can pour into you. Be intentional—Let’s create a culture of discipleship at Wellington!