George Lockhart

The x Factors Discipleship PicThere are many factors that go into a healthy mentoring and discipleship relationship. Jesus not only called us to make disciples but he showed us how to effectively disciple through his ministry years on earth. I call these the “X” factors since “X” in the Greek Language signifies Christ. As we briefly explore these factors, consider how they apply to your own life experience and then feel free to comment at the end.

1) Pray.

Jesus didn’t undertake this life-impacting relationship lightly. If we are to disciple like Jesus we must spend time prayerfully considering whom it is that the Lord would have us invest our time, energy and resources. There are many times when Jesus addressed the “multitudes” however, much of His ministry time was spent with a certain 12 people. Discipleship at it’s purest level is a one-on-one relationship operating with a teacher/student dynamic. Jesus did not disclose…

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