Friday, December 27, 2013

2014 Intentional Christ Follower

One of the things Jesus commissioned His followers to do is to not just make converts, but make disciples. However, the church has seemed to take the word “discipleship” and made it out to be one of the most confusing, boring and irrelevant things we talk about. 

If you brought someone to Pasco Christian Church in 2013,  for one of our services and they received Christ, here are some simple steps a person can take (no matter where you are in your spiritual growth process) to “disciple” them. 

Give them a phone call within the next few hours and let them know how happy you are about the decision they made to follow Christ.   
Three things people often deal with after receiving Christ are fear, doubt and loneliness.  A call or visit from a friend was more encouraging than the other person could imagine. 

Ask them how you can be specifically praying for them. When they tell you, call or text them a couple days later to follow up and see how they are doing. 

Give them a Bible and encourage them to try to spend time each day reading God’s Word. 
If they do not have a Bible they can download a free one for their phone from “You Version.” 

Make sure the friends get back to worship services on the weekend right away.  
God wants us to get together and worship Him.
He knew we could not do life alone, so He built the church (Matthew 16:18), loves the church (Ephesians 5:25), wants the Gospel to be made know through the church (Ephesians 4:10) and wants us to have a place to encourage us and challenge us to be more devoted followers of Him 
(Hebrews 10:24,25) 

This Sunday at Pasco Christian we jump back into our “Cover to Cover” series. As we end 2013 and look forward to 2014 we will look at King Solomon’s life and walk through how to guard our life from spiritual erosion.
So excited for the New Year, Pasco Christian,  and especially excited for the new lives in Christ yet to be known!