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Discipleship

Anchor Devotional - 06.18.16


Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 28:19

When I worked at McDonald’s years ago, I always enjoyed training the new employees. They would follow me around to learn a few tricks and get the inside scoop on which managers were strict or lenient. But most importantly, I would revisit them from time-to-time to make sure they were getting along OK.

Training in the workplace, when done well, is similar to training someone in the faith. But instead of showing a person how to make a double cheeseburger, we’re helping a new believer understand what it takes to be a follower of Christ. When you were a new believer, do you remember how intimidating it was to open the 1,000+ page Bible without knowing what to read or where to start?

Just like Jesus’ 12 disciples who took part in His ministry, we need to be discipled, too. Eventually we may even disciple others in their new walk with the Lord. Jesus uses us, human beings, to be the extension of His heavenly ministry on earth. That’s a weighty but wonderful responsibility. Don’t back down from it!

Scripture Focus

John 1:35-50

Insight

God uses imperfect human beings to be His chosen instruments. Now go and make disciples! He goes with you!

Read the Bible

  • 2 Kings 15-16
  • Proverbs 18
  • 1 John 1-2