For the next several posts I am going to be blogging about my passion…following Christ in discipleship. Though discipleship is the most basic of biblical principles, why is it that we so often miss it? Why is it that the church can have a gazillion programs and activities in the church and consider discipleship just another program vs. a Biblical mandate? Why is it that so many people and even leaders in the church miss what Biblical Discipleship is? I believe if Satan could get us to misunderstand one thing that it would be this. Because when we don’t get discipleship we miss living the radical life the Bible talks about and we don’t get Jesus’ strategy to turn the world upside down for Christ.
Currently my library has over 40 books on discipleship. Some I have given away and the remaining I am not ready to part with. I will be sharing some from over 25 years of ministry experience and my two favorite resources on discipelship. Of course the first is the Bible and the second is The Complete Book Of Discipleship written by Rev. Bill Hull which I believe is the most accurate book on being and making followers of Christ that I have ever read.
I’ll close my introduction to our new blogging theme with this quote by Dietrich Bonhoeffer:
Christianity without discipleship is always Christianity without Christ.