While I’m on the subject of Math, it reminded me of tutors.
Tutors have an important role in the lives of children. They help children with various tasks like Math, Reading and other subjects that may be challenging. Their assistance may last a few days, a few weeks, or a few months.
Christians should think of themselves as tutors. When a man, woman or child accepts Jesus into their heart for the first time, we Christians should disciple them. If you don’t know what disciple means, think of tutoring. We should be walking along side them, teaching, mentoring, guiding, sharing our faith, reading the Bible together.
If we simply baptize and send them on their way, floundering about, we’ve not done our job of disciplining them or tutoring them. We told them where they need to go without giving them the directions. We told them what they need to do and who they need, without telling them how, no explanation.
There’s a real possibility that new believers will get frustrated and walk away never fully experiencing all God has for them. There are those who will exhibit determination and seek out the answers, dig deeper, attempt to get at the core of their new found faith. Sadly all too often a lot of new believers flounder and fall back. It’s as if they walked through the front door of the church only to walk out the back door soon after their new found faith.
The idea behind discipling people is so those people can disciple others. If we don’t do a good job discipling new believers, those new believers wont be able to disciple others. They wont get to experience all God has for them and neither will many others.
If someone had not taken the time to disciple me, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I would have missed out on everything that has happened in my life over the last ten years. Those of you who have invested in me, thank you for taking the time. May God richly bless you for your sacrifice. I thank my heavenly Father for you and to him be the glory!
In His Service