Disciple-Making… We were created to become like Christ!
The Spirit of God uses the Word of God to develop the character of God in our life.
Colossians 2:1-8… For I want you to know how great a struggle I have on your behalf and for those who are at Laodicea, and for all those who have not personally seen my face, 2. that their hearts may be encouraged, having been knit together in love, and attaining to all the wealth that comes from the full assurance of understanding, resulting in a true knowledge of God’s mystery, that is, Christ Himself, 3. in whom are hidden all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge. 4. I say this so that no one will delude you with persuasive argument. 5. For even though I am absent in body, nevertheless I am with you in spirit, rejoicing to see your good discipline and the stability of your faith in Christ. 6. Therefore as you have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, 7. having been firmly rooted and now being built up in Him and established in your faith, just as you were instructed, and overflowing with gratitude. 8. See to it that no one takes you captive through philosophy and empty deception, according to the tradition of men, according to the elementary principles of the world, rather than according to Christ.
Developing the Character of Christ…
- The old character must be buried.
- John 12:24-26; Colossians 3:5
- The New Character must be birth.
- 2 Corinthians 5:17; 1 Peter 1:3
- The Christ-like character must be built.
- Colossians 2: 6-7; Acts 20:32; Colossians 3: 12-17
Spiritual growth is not automatic, it takes intentional commitment.
I am a disciple of Jesus Christ. I am serving Him by serving you, because that is what He came to do!