Discipling Disciples

by Scott Burkley

And what you have heard from me through many witnesses entrust to faithful people who will be able to teach others as well.  (2 Timothy 2:2)

One of the things that Paul did on his missionary journeys was to train the new converts to the faith not only to grow their own walk with the Lord, but also to disciple others in everything that Paul had taught them.

As folks who have experienced the Why I Love Jesus training, one of the things that will help this worthy ministry catch on is if we share with individuals and churches everything  we know, and not only that, but give them the tools to share that with others.

As I look back on my ministry, one of the things that gives me joy is not just the people that God touched through my ministry, but the new disciples that they influenced. It’s like a chain letter, with the originator of that chain letter being Jesus the Christ. Sometimes we think of certain ministries as “our” ministry, but in reality everything belongs to the Lord.

As I look back on my ministry, one of the things that gives me joy is not just the people that God touched through my ministry, but the new disciples that they influenced.

Recently I was reading an old Leadership magazine and came across an article written by someone I discipled in college. He is now the co-director of an international mission agency. 

It’s great to see someone catch fire for the Lord, but it is an even greater joy to see someone become excited about the faith because someone you discipled, discipled them.  

That the Holy Spirit works in such a way is one of the reasons WHY I LOVE JESUS.

1 Comment

  1. Joan

    Speaking as a person who has been touched by your ministry, I say thank you to the Holy Spirit and to you! The fire in my belly to share the good news is burning brightly. My own prayer is that the Holy Spirit will use me to influence others for our Christ Jesus with the same grace and dedication you gave to me. Again, I say “thank you”.

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