Discipleship, Machaira with Apostle Bennie, The Church

EPISODE 279 – TAKE DISCIPLESHIP SERIOUS

CHRIST COMMONWEALTH-COMMUNITY

The Love-Life Agency

Sunday, 29th October, 2023
 

TAKE DISCIPLESHIP SERIOUS


“And those who believed Peter were baptized—about three thousand in all! They joined with the other believers in regular attendance at the apostles’ teaching sessions and at the Communion services and prayer meetings.”

Acts 2:41-42 (TLB).


 
The Lord didn’t just send us out there to bear fruits. God purposeful planted us to bear much more fruits which will remain and be lasting.
 
We are not to just scatter the seeds of Christ’s love with others. There is no fruitfulness until the fruits remain on the branches.
 
When a tree bear fruits, the fruits remain on the branches. Fruits are not kept elsewhere apart from the branches.
 
For souls or fruits to remain in the Vine (the Lord), there are organic systems to engage.
Discipleship in the Church is a crucial factor for souls to remain and last.
Discipleship takes place within the Church. Every soul won must be put under a shepherd for effective and consistent nurturing.
 
Just as we are not designed to operate in isolation from the Lord, we are also to practice our communion with the Lord by how we commune with the saints.
 
All through scriptures we see that, anytime souls are won, they are added to the Church.
God takes interest in souls being added to the Church. God gets involved in this work as well.
“…The whole city was favorable to them, and each day God added to them all who were being saved.” Acts 2:47 (TLB).
 
Those who were being saved were not just added as members to the Church and left alone.
 
From the subsequent verses we see how the souls saved were involved in discipleship.
 
“And those who believed Peter were baptized—about three thousand in all! They joined with the other believers in regular attendance at the apostles’ teaching sessions and at the Communion services and prayer meetings.” Acts 2:41-42 (TLB).
 
Now we see that:

1. They joined with other believers in regular attendance at the apostles’ teaching meetings.

2. They joined in communion services.

3. They joined in prayer meetings.

One cannot bear a lasting fruit in Christ, until he or she is consistent in these meetings.
It is not just about attending services on Sundays, but being involved in the community of the saints. That determines and influences your growth.
 
See some additional thoughts in the same chapter.
 
“And all the believers met together constantly and shared everything with each other, selling their possessions and dividing with those in need. They worshiped together regularly at the Temple each day, met in small groups in homes for Communion, and shared their meals with great joy and thankfulness” Acts 2:44-46 (TLB).

4. We also see that, they shared everything with each other. A true expression of love and prove of discipleship. (John 13:14-15).

5. They met in the big meetings and also met in small groups.

 
In Christ Commonwealth -Community, we call the small group meetings, Life Connect. 
 
Your souls don’t remain as effective fruits just by how they attend main gatherings. Their fellowship with Christ is deepened at the small group meetings.
Beloved, don’t win a soul and ask them to attend a “Bible Believing Church“.
How can a new soul tell or know a Bible Believing Church?
 
When you win a soul, follow them up to bring them to the Church where you are nurtured.
 
Selah
DIG DEEPER
(Acts 5:12 ; 14, Acts 1:13-14; Acts 20:7)
 
WE PRAY
That we will receive the grace to nurture, culture and establish souls in Christ.
 
BIBLE READING IN THE YEAR 2023
Jeremiah 50
2 Corinthians 11
 
DECLARE THESE WORDS:
– I take the discipleship of souls serious.
 
– I establish many in the Lord.
 
– I ensure that my souls remain committed to the Lord.
 
– I produce effective, dedicated and committed souls.
 
– I am a diligent soul winner.
 
Hallelujah!!! 

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Vincent Mensah
Vincent Mensah
7 months ago

I give much attention to discipleship. I ensure that the souls I win remain committed to the Lord

Francis
Francis
Reply to  Vincent Mensah
7 months ago

It’s my responsibility to make them consistent
Hallelujah

Akporhor Cynthia
Akporhor Cynthia
Reply to  Vincent Mensah
5 months ago

In the name of Jesus

Wisdom Elvis
Wisdom Elvis
7 months ago

How can a new soul tell or know a Bible Believing Church?
Wow! Thank you Apostle Bennie.
I don’t just win souls. I bring them to where I’m trained (CHRIST COMMONWEALTH COMMUNITY)

Francis
Francis
Reply to  Wisdom Elvis
7 months ago

Glorrrreeeeeyyyyyy

Akporhor Cynthia
Akporhor Cynthia
Reply to  Wisdom Elvis
5 months ago

Glory be to God oooh

Francis
Francis
7 months ago

Wow..the core of discipleship is LOVE..I give great attention to it.

Francis
Francis
7 months ago

Discipleship is effective and consistent culturing….
I note these important points and act accordingly
Thank you Lord.

Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Andrews Kofi Sarpong
Reply to  Francis
7 months ago

Glory to God

Josephine Fianu
Josephine Fianu
7 months ago

I establish many in the Lord.

Prince Semanu
Prince Semanu
7 months ago

Thank You Jesus.
I get involved in discipleship

Dr. Elvis Twumasi
Dr. Elvis Twumasi
7 months ago

I walk in the grace to nurture, culture and establish souls in Christ. I am involved in discipleship and I pay particular attention to souls

Nuel
Nuel
7 months ago

Glory to God

I take discipleship very serious.

I am diligent in raising the souls I win.

Hamdiyah
Hamdiyah
7 months ago

I am a DILIGENT SOUL WINNER.
Thank you Apostle Bennie for such a word .
Gloreey!

Daniel F. Agbosu
Daniel F. Agbosu
7 months ago

Glory to God.

Akporhor Cynthia
Akporhor Cynthia
5 months ago

I am a diligent soul winne in the name of Jesus

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