“Discipleship”

“Discipleship”
Co Pastor Elena Robertson
Mt. Gilead Full Gospel International Ministries

Co Pastor Elena compares Jesus’ relationship with his disciples to the relationship we have with our mentees.  We have a responsibility to carry out discipleship within the body of Christ

Matthew 28:19-20 (NIV)
Therefore go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.

* Lay the foundation first.
We shouldn’t try to make disciples in Richmond, without first doing it in our own church. And we shouldn’t try to make disciples in our church without making disciples in our home.

* Pour into somebody else.
We need to take the time to mentor those coming behind us. As Christians sometimes we can be “so spiritual” and stuck on ourselves that we don’t help people when they need it. Does your practice (minister, teacher, preacher) match your conviction? Is there a conviction in your heart for lost souls? If so, the term “lost souls” doesn’t only refer to “unsaved” people; the term also refers to Christians who may be in need of direction and guidance.

Titus 2:7-8 (NIV)
In everything set them an example by doing what is good. In your teaching show integrity, seriousness and soundness of speech that cannot be condemned, so that those who oppose you may be ashamed because they have nothing bad to say about us.

* Your mentor mission
What saddens you is a clue to what God has assigned you to heal. What infuriates you the most may be a problem that God has called you to solve. You cannot correct what you are unwilling to confront. So, never complain about what you permit.  These are words of wisdom from Dr. Mike Murdock.

*Discipleship/Mentorship doesn’t require perfection.
You don’t have to be perfect to mentor somebody because the disciples in the Bible had flaws.  God uses imperfect people to carry out His divine will for our lives.  When you make it a priority to look after the people in the body of Christ, God will look after you.

Isaiah 58:8-10 (NIV)
Then your light will break forth like the dawn, and your healing will quickly appear; then your righteousness will go before you, and the glory of the Lord will be your rear guard. Then you will call, and the Lord will answer; you will cry for help, and he will say: Here am I. If you do away with the yoke of oppression, with the pointing finger and malicious talk, and if you spend yourselves in behalf of the hungry and satisfy the needs of the oppressed, then your light will rise in the darkness, and your night will become like the noonday.

* Let people ask you questions! That’s what a mentor is there for. The best teachers are always the ones who take the time to answer everyone’s questions.

Something to think about: As a mentor, be real with your mentee- don’t hold anything back. Admit the mistakes you’ve made and what you’ve learned from them. Don’t allow the enemy to make you ashamed of those mistakes. People need to hear your whole testimony, not just the good part. Allow God to use you.

2 Comments

  1. This is an awesome word! Best part: you don’t have to be perfect to be a mentor! People really need to hear that. It takes so little to make a difference in someone’s life. So why not give it our best! Thank you for being so faithful in your ministry (this is truly ur ministry:)

  2. hey, good blog! is this the only one you have?

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