which disciple maker are you?

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Our primary responsibility as disciple makers is to help lost people discover God and respond to him in obedience.

How we do this is significantly influenced by our theology about the Bible.

Consider these four different disciple makers, each of whom I have met:

Disciple Maker “A” helps lost people discover and respond to God by introducing them to church traditions. This is because he believes the early Church Fathers were the only ones who could rightly understand the Bible.

Disciple Maker “B” helps lost people discover and respond to God by inviting them to church. This is because she believes that only trained pastors can properly understand the Bible.

Disciple Maker “C” helps lost people discover and respond to God by explaining the Bible to them. This is because he believes that only Christians can correctly understand the Bible.

Disciple Maker “D” helps lost people discover and respond to God by showing them how to read the Bible for themselves. This is because she believes a person doesn’t have to be a Christian to be able to understand the Bible.

Your turn:

  1. Who do you believe can correctly understand the Bible?
  2. To what degree are your practices aligned with your belief about who can understand the Bible?
  3. How do you disciple people who have a different belief about who can correctly understand the Bible?

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