Today begins a 3-part series called Problems and Solutions in Discipleship.
I’m speaking about Christian Discipleship.
In this post, I’m going to address a set of problems that are common in the realm of Christian discipleship today and offer a solution to each of them.
I will do the same tomorrow (Tuesday) and again on Wednesday, treating another set of problems and offering solutions.
When the series is completed on Wednesday, I’ll be taking Thursday and Friday off from blogging and will resume blogging on Monday on a different topic.
Okay, here goes.
First Set of Problems
Problem 1. The common way to deal with lukewarmness among Christians today is to make God’s people feel guilty and condemned. So guilt is the tool that’s used as the “driver” for spiritual fervor and zeal.
Problem 2. Many Christians start out on the spiritual journey on fire, but the embers gradually grow dim and they are left feeling cold toward the Lord and His Word.
Problem 3. Christians are wanting to discover how they can become more like Jesus. The message they are typically given as the remedy for this is: “Pray, read your Bible, go to church, tithe, witness, and do your best to do what Jesus said to do.”
And then . . . “disciple others by teaching them to do these same things.” Continue Reading…