One of the most beautiful aspects of working toward movements of disciples who make disciples (a Disciple Making Movement) is the joy of taking other believers back to the Word to rediscover God’s heart and vision. All too often, the meaning and significance of Scripture get taken for granted, simply overlooked, or never applied.
But what a joy to open the Word with sincere brothers and sisters and ask, “What does God want to tell me through this Scripture, and how will I obey?” Those simple questions — those remarkable thoughts — have changed many lives already!
Take, for example, the simple verse 2 Timothy 2:2: “And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.” (NIV)
What do you notice about that verse? Did you catch the number of people mentioned at each step along the way: “of many witnesses . . . people. . . others”? They are all groups! What does that indicate? Have we overlooked something important about discipleship? What would happen if we focused on discipling groups rather than individuals?
We are inspired and given new ideas when we go to God with his Word and then purposefully understand, apply, and obey it!