Sunday School, June 17, 2012
The word "disciple" refers to a learner or pupil. It is used 238 times in the Gospels and another 28 times in the book of Acts. It is a word greatly misunderstood because of those who tend to make it mean whatever they want it to mean. Jesus assumed we would be sharing our faith with others (Matthew 28:19). In our faithfulness to this task, He has asked us to MAKE DISCIPLES. It is our responsibility to take that which the Lord has given to us and to share it with others, that they also would become disciples (II Timothy 2:2).
One of the greatest aspects of being a disciple is to be with Christ and to become like our Master (Romans 8:29; Ephesians 5:1; Philippians 2:5). This is the first and most important step to be used of God for His glory.