This is the third in a series on the role of sequence in disciple making movements.
One of the primary reasons we enter into life with the lost and begin meeting their needs is to be found by people of peace.
This is the second step in the sequence that leads to disciple making movements: being found by people of peace and developing a relationship with them.
People of peace have three characteristics, each of which calls for a response from us:
First, people of peace do not yet follow Jesus. This does not mean that they have nothing to offer us – they do! We need to graciously accept their help.
Second, people of peace are responsive to God. Because of this, they recognize God’s work in us. Our job is to help them understand what God is saying specifically to them.
Third, people of peace have one or more circles of influence. What they learn from us they will share with others. We need to mentor them to become spiritual leaders in their circles of influence.
- What examples do you have of being found by a person of peace? What lessons do those examples teach?
- In what ways is the difference between a person of peace and other lost people significant?
- How would you edit this post based on one or more of the following stories: the sending of the 72 (Luke 10), the Samaritan woman and the royal official from Capernaum (John 4), the Ethiopian official (Acts 8), Lydia and the Philippian jailer (Acts 16), and Cornelius (Acts 10) and Crispus (Acts 18)?
Share your thoughts and make it a conversation!