All of the articles found in this section of our website are posted on Disciple Daily’s Facebook page. In our last article the question was posed, “How are you passing the birthright you have been given from the Lord to the generations after yours?” In response, one woman replied, “I have tried to pass it on, but they just won’t listen!”
More often than not, our first reaction to apathy or outright rejection by is to wash our hands and chalk it up to their problem. Seldom do people consider that the problem might lie with them and not those they are attempting communicate with. Much effort has been devoted to in-depth study of the minutest details of Scripture by well intentioned followers of Jesus. Their motive? There is likely a deep desire to be prepared to answer all the honest questions people have, remove the roadblocks to their belief, and see them trust Messiah Jesus for their salvation. While well intentioned, this is not the picture the Bible presents for what constitutes authentic and effective disciple making.
Wednesday evening, I had the great joy of concluding an eleven week study of the Stories of God found here on this website. Over thirty men came together for the purpose of learning the storyline of Scripture from Genesis to Matthew. What a delight it was to watch these men from my home church, Wayside Chapel, working through this material together. Each week, the meeting began with a presentation and review of Walk Thru the Bible’s innovative and engaging Old Testament Live Event. It was a kick to watch men of all ages standing together to perform the 77 hand signs and key words that highlight the major people, places, and events of the Hebrew Scriptures.
Next, our attention was focused on learning how to tell ten key stories of the Bible, stories that drive God’s plan for all of time, eternity past to eternity future. By Identifying these key stories, the men who attended learned how their own personal story is connected to God’s greater purposes in glorifying Himself.
Our closing session this week was nothing short of spectacular. In attendance were some gray beards like me. Middle-aged men were well represented as well as a number of young fathers. Several young singles were there, too. Perhaps most exciting was the fact that there were three father and son teams present. Imagine. Four generations of men were seriously engaged in dynamic disciple making activity that included the study of the bible, practicing what they were learning together, and teaching one another in developing Proverbs 27:17 relationships.
Is it possible that there is more interest in what followers of Jesus have to offer than what we think? Could it be that there are ample opportunities to reproduce our lives in those we previously thought had no interest in spiritual things? From what I have been observing in the lives of the people God has brought to me, the answer to both of these questions is YES!
If you would like to discuss how Disciple Daily could help equip you to equip the generations that follow you to make disciples of all nations, of all peoples, don’t wait. Contact us today and let’s get started.