June 25, 2017
by Unionville Oasis
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The problem with discipleship today is that it has been reduced to a program. A brother in Christ could have finished the program and yet be far from maturity. He could have memorized his Bible and yet have issues with his wife, his family, his work, and his community.
Discipleship to us is a lifestyle of growing in Christ. We have developed a discipleship matrix that shows us that we all have a long ways to go in terms of spiritual maturity. The discipleship matrix reveals that there are many areas of growth in our conviction, character, and conduct.
It also shows how these areas must impact one’s personal life, marriage (if married), family, church community, and the community at large. Following Jesus is more than a drop of water in our complex lives; it is an ocean of opportunities for growth with an unlimited God.