In my last post (click here to read) you saw where I talked about how over the last year I have examined the centrality of the gospel. I’m convinced that our discipleship efforts are not about getting people to duplicate certain behaviors, no matter how noble they are, such as prayer, church attendance, giving and so on. But rather our discipleship efforts should center on convincing people of the Gospel.
The other night we were sitting at a dinner table with a couple and we were talking about previous preachers and teachers we had the chance to be ministered to by and how different they were from each other. We did so in light of the following passage:
“ And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers,  to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ,” Eph 4:11-12 (ESV)