Have you ever heard, To have a friend you need to be a friend? Well, to make a disciple you need to be a disciple!
If we use yesterday’s purpose definition of a disciple, then it follows that we must be about inserting these purposes into our lives, and of the people whom God has entrusted us to us. I strongly believe that this is the work of the church.
We must set up an environment that leads people along a developmental path such that these purposes become fully integrated into their lives. We preach the purposes from the pulpit, we model them in our lives, we provide opportunities for people to live them out individually and in fellowship with others, and we expect them to mature and envision and equip others to this same life of obedience. In this way we’ll become the Purpose Driven people and church God wants us to be.
Be wise today and always – be a disciple.