Make Disciples

Jesus said, “Go and make disciples,” not “make converts to your opinions.”

What kind of a leader are you?

A good leader will make disciples rather than force others to take their opinions.

The definition/s of disciple:

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Disciple

A disciple is a follower and student of a mentor, teacher, or other figure.

 

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Definition of disciple (n)
dis·ci·ple

  1. follower of person or idea: somebody who believes in and follows the teachings of a leader, a philosophy, or a religion
  2. original follower of Jesus Christ: in the Bible, one of the 12 original followers of Jesus Christ

Synonyms: follower, believer, supporter, devotee, partisan, adherent, student, pupil, scholar, learner

 

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disciple
dis·ci·ple noun

Definition of DISCIPLE

  1. one who accepts and assists in spreading the doctrines of another: as
    • one of the twelve in the inner circle of Christ’s followers according to the Gospel accounts
    • a convinced adherent of a school or individual
  2. capitalized : a member of the Disciples of Christ founded in the United States in 1809 that holds the Bible alone to be the rule of faith and practice, usually baptizes by immersion, and has a congregational polity

– dis·ci·ple·ship noun

Examples of DISCIPLE

  1. a disciple of Sigmund Freud
  2. a circle of dedicated disciples who conscientiously wrote down everything the prophet said

Origin of DISCIPLE

Middle English, from Old English discipul & Anglo-French disciple, from Late Latin and Latin; Late Latin discipulus follower of Jesus Christ in his lifetime, from Latin, pupil

First Known Use: before 12th century

 

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disciple

dis·ci·ple [dih-sahy-puhl] Show IPA noun, verb, dis·ci·pled, dis·ci·pling.

noun

  1. Religion
    • one of the 12 personal followers of Christ.
    • one of the 70 followers sent forth by Christ. Luke 10:1
    • any other professed follower of Christ in His lifetime
  2. any follower of Christ
  3. ( initial capital letter ) a member of the Disciples of Christ
  4. a person who is a pupil or an adherent of the doctrines of another;
    • follower: a disciple of Freud
    • verb (used with object)
  5. Archaic. to convert into a disciple
  6. Obsolete . to teach; train

Jesus planted a magnificent obsession in the hearts of His disciples – to share the Christ they knew with the world using all the tools God had provided for them. Matthew records Jesus giving to His disciples what we now call the Great Commission, to make disciples as they were going, baptizing them and teaching them everything Christ spoke.

Are you a commander or just a good leader?

Have you heard :

“A man convinced against his will; is of the same opinion still.”

A good leader will develop followers rather than drag them along behind or heard them along ahead.

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A good leader will develop followers rather than drag them along behind or heard them along ahead.

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