Saturday, 2 July 2022

More Great Quotes on Discipleship

 


"We reduce discipleship to a canned program, and so many in the church end up sidelined in a spectator mentality that delegates disciple making to pastors and professionals, ministers and missionaries." 
- Francis Chan

"The church is not a theological classroom. It is a conversion, confession, repentance, reconciliation, forgiveness and sanctification center" 
- Paul David Tripp

"Discipleship isn't a program or an event; it's a way of life. It's not for a limited time, but for our whole life. Discipleship isn't for beginners alone; it's for all believers for every day of their life. Discipleship isn't just one of the things the church does; it is what
the church does." 
- Bill Hull

"Only a disciple can make a disciple."
- A. W. Tozer

"Until you have given up your self to Him you will not have a real self..."
- C.S. Lewis

"When the church becomes an end in itself, it ends... When small groups ministry becomes an end in itself, it ends. When the worship service becomes an end in itself, it ends. What we need is for discipleship to become the goal, and then the process never ends.
The process is fluid. It is moving. It is active. It is a living thing. It must continue to go on. Every disciple must make disciples."
- Robby Gallaty,

"Thriving churches have the Great Commission as the centrepiece of their vision, while dying churches have forgotten the clear command of Christ." 
- Thom S. Rainer

"Most people in America, when they are exposed to the Christian faith, are not being transformed. They take one step into the door, and the journey ends. They are not being allowed, encouraged, or equipped to love or to think like Christ. Yet in many ways a
focus on spiritual formation fits what a new generation is really seeking. Transformation is a process, a journey, not a one-time decision." 
- David Kinnaman

"The whole of Heaven rejoices when one sinner is saved.  We must equip ourselves to preach eternal life to every sinner.  No exceptions.  Emergency resuscitation is necessary for those who are dead in their sins, and we must be those giving the breath of life, the Word of God, to save them."
- Brenda Rethman

"4  But God, who is rich in mercy, for his great love wherewith he loved us,

 5  Even when we were dead in sins, hath quickened us together with Christ, (by grace ye are saved;) 

 6  And hath raised us up together, and made us sit together in heavenly places in Christ Jesus:

 7  That in the ages to come he might shew the exceeding riches of his grace in his kindness toward us through Christ Jesus.

 8  For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God:

 9  Not of works, lest any man should boast.

 10  For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them."
- Apostle Paul, Ephesians 2