Making Disciples

In this issue [of Compass, Winter 2018 Edition] you will read about making disciples. You will see some encouraging stories of people coming to faith in Jesus, and be challenged with us by our founder Dawson Trotman’s view that all Christians should be spiritual parents and be looking for spiritual grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

If you are anything like me, you’ll be tempted to think — I can’t do that! That is for the super saints! And you’d be right … if you had to do it … Sometimes we feel that leading a person to faith, that discipling someone, is beyond us. We’re ordinary people …

… But the Bible’s story line tells us that with God we can do this. The Bible tells of a long line of unlikely heroes and heroines, just think of Abraham and Sarah — childless, landless and as good as dead; Moses a murderer; David a small boy, an adulterer and a murderer; Rahab a prostitute; Ruth a refugee; the apostles, fishermen and tax collectors, uneducated common men Acts 4:16 calls them — but the thing that enabled them to turn the world upside down was that they had a relationship with Jesus.

What you’ll notice in these stories is that God is the One who brings people to faith. We don’t convert people. God does.

Our job is to be faithful witnesses, to tell clearly what God has done for us and to ask God to touch the hearts of people, and then to help them grow in their faith and teach others to do the same. With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible.

Together let us go wherever He leads and do whatever He asks. Lead on!

Grant Dibden


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