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The Lamb Of God School
What’s the difference between being a believer or a disciple? Aren’t these two words really interchangeable? Not exactly.
A believer is someone who believes what the “teacher” has taught them. That’s important, however when it comes to our faith is “believing” all we have to do? Not exactly, scripture tells us that even the devil believes that Jesus IS who he said he IS . . . The Son of God! So what is it that we are called to be?
Jesus was all about making disciples, not merely believers!
So what is a disciple? The word is a derivative from Latin, meaning pupil.
Disciples listen, pay rapt attention to, and come to believe what the teacher has taught them but takes this “believing” one step further . . .
They ponder what has been taught, and they make a decision to change their lives by putting into action what they have come to believe.
At the great commission, Jesus did not command the disciples to go and make believers of all nations. NO, He commanded them to “go and make disciples of all nations . . . teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you.” And He promised to help us accomplish this “and lo, I am with you always, to the close of the age.”
That is what we want our children to become. Not just believers, but so much more . . . disciples! We want them to not just believe the truths of our faith but rather to LIVE them! We ultimately want them to show by their actions that they’re incorporating Christ’s “way” into their lives, thereby building up the Kingdom of God.
The best way for us to impart our mes sage to our own “little disciples” is to live out what we believe and to be godly examples to them! Jesus said, “Learn from me, for I am gentle and humble of heart.”
May God’s grace give us the courage and humility to live what we believe as His disciples.