“As believers, we are called to make disciples. The Bible uses the metaphors of farming and parenting to describe it. When the Scriptures speak of evangelism, they often use a farming metaphor, a picture of a farmer tilling the soil, planting seed, and harvesting the produce. As farmers, we cultivate relationships with non-believers, allowing them to witness firsthand the power of a changed life.
Once that person is born again, our role changes from farmer to spiritual parent . Just as with any newborn, spiritual babes are fragile and require a lot of time and energy. It’s a long process. “
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The chart show discipling steps for reaching the goal of increaing in the image of Jesus to the point where a person can replicate the process with another person. The source is only 4 pages long but provides a very good description of the process.
We are told by Barna Reseach that “Only 6% of Americans and only 0.5% of American adults ages 18-23 have a biblical world view” The 2nd % shows that unless a dramatic change occurs the future for believers in Jesus in the USA is very bleak.
I hope you will read the source document above and the links below my signature and become involoved in discipling others.
Henry Luke 2/10/2018
For how to have peace with God click here, how to have peace of God click here, and how to disciple others click here. For a link to 2 other articles that are helpful to me in discipling click here.