Disciple as a verb
We are told in scripture to make disciples of all the nations. This is a major emphasis of what the church should be doing. This year our sermons will emphasize the need and the techniques of sharing the gospel with our community and our world. Ask the Lord in your daily prayers to give you the courage and opportunity to disciple others.
Disciple is a noun
In the book, Gospel-Centered Discipleship, Jonathan Dodson admits that for him at one time, “Disciple became more of a verb than a noun, less of an identity and more of an activity.” What he meant by this is that he focused on teaching others to the neglect of his own personal relationship with God. This year our sermons will also focus on our personal spiritual growth. Focus this year on daily Bible reading, on personal prayer time, and on putting your faith into practice.
Disciple as an adjective
Being a disciple must affect every portion of our lives. Our Christianity must be evident in our family relationships, our professional conduct, and our private decisions. Our decision to follow Jesus must show in everything we do. Look closely in your every day conduct to see that you are truly seeking first God’s Kingdom.