Recipe for Discipleship

Presentation1One could try and persuade you to desire discipleship through the platform of preaching. Or one could just ask you to persuade yourself by having you to identify and eliminate the root of the that is within you.  So here is a hard question that needs to be asked.  Why don’t I desire to become a Biblical Disciple?

Could it be that you are the victim of a false conversion?  Someone has said that a person will never desire to become a disciple until he or she is first sure they are a Christian.  So if there is such a thing as a recipe for discipleship then the very first ingredient that must be added is the need for a Savior.  It starts here!  Do you know Him as the Savior and Lord of your life?

Before you begin to defend your claim to faith by celebrating such things as your church attendance pattern, giving record, or ministry participation involvement let me caution you to consider the example of Judas.  Judas was among the first to be called a disciple of Jesus.  He even served as the their treasurer.  Yet, Judas betrayed Jesus and is referred to in the Bible as the son of perdition.  What did Judas miss about Jesus that Peter and the rest of their group got right?  To Judas Jesus was just another teacher or Jewish Rabbi (Mark 14:45).  To Peter and the others Jesus was Lord (John 6:68).

So as you walk the path of biblical discipleship make sure to heed the words of 2 Peter 1:10 “Therefore, brothers, make every effort to confirm your calling and election, because if you do these things you will never stumble.”

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