The Call for Discipleship
Two thousand plus years ago, Christ put out the call for Discipeship, described in the Great Commission (Matt 28:16-20). It started there, and never ended. Or did it? In our contemporary world, we often hear about evangelism, but seldom hear about Discipleship - at least in the sense that Christ intended. We hear the word thrown about a bit, and a definition or two manages to appear every now and then, but the heart and true emphasis of Discipleship is seldom encouraged in the same context as it was those two millenia ago.
We hear God's truth of what we are supposed to do and how we are supposed to help others from the pulpit, from radio, TV, the Internet and many, many other sources - but is that all there is to it? Likewise, we are painfully aware of the problems within Christianity itself; both the Clergy and laity alike have within their ranks too many that are guilty of a sinfulness unbecoming a Christian, looking more like the worldliness to which we are not to be attached. The statistics, sadly, of adultry, divorce and dishonesty are becoming more indistinguishable from those who focus on the pleasures and trappings of the world.
Stories and statistics about today's children are cause for worry and concern over issues of morality, integrity, compassion and relationships. Abuse of spouses, elderly and children are more prevalent than ever before. How can this be in a world two thousand years after the mandate was passed from our Savior? What have His people been doing all that time to prevent (or at least mount a defense of some sort) such tragedies ? Jesus said the harvest is great, but the workers are few (Luke 10:2). Why is that still the case? Are we to be complacent and accept the fact that it is simply just the way life is?
There can be little doubt that Discipleship is not understood completeley and/or taken seriously. We need to correct that problem.
Discpleship From the Pew to the Street
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