THE WORD SIROCCO
Wednesday, December 12, 2018
Theme: One Saint, One Soul
Topic: Soul Winning – The Making of Disciples
“Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.”
As we stated earlier, the concept of soul winning does not end with us just talking to someone to Christ and leading the person to Christ. No, leading the person to Christ is just the beginning. Our main text talks of fruit that should remain. That means fruits that will endure, stay, will be established. That is the making of disciples.
A disciple is someone who believes and follows the teachings of a leader. The disciple organizes his/her life according to the pattern the leader portrays. In our context, it has to do with leading people to Christ using our lives as models but pointing to Jesus as the ultimate model.
To disciple somebody is to help the person profess faith in Jesus Christ as Saviour and Lord. You must also teach the person to have the basic assurance of salvation, which will enable him/her seek to have an ongoing commitment to the Lordship of Jesus Christ. The person again must be assisted to develop the basic disciplines of Christian living and service, so that the lifelong maturing process is guaranteed, at least as much as is humanly possible.
We disciple people to disciple others, generating a chain effect of strong, stable and sound believers who are fruitful in character, soul winning and in doctrine (2 Timothy 2:2). Discipleship is the only known source of longevity and continuity to the Church.
Pray that you will transition from being a pew warmer to a disciple maker.
“The Audacious Anointing” by Eastwood Anaba
(e-books available at www.amazon.com)