Day 8: Multiplying Disciplemakers
FAITH INITIATIVE: MULTIPLY – Maximize Disciplemakers’ Impact
To see disciplemakers reach the lost, multiply, and build disciplemaking communities. [Watch “Multiply” video]
REHEARSE: See You Again
That same day Jesus went out of the house and sat by the lake. Such large crowds gathered around him that he got into a boat and sat in it, while all the people stood on the shore. Then he told them many things in parables, saying: “A farmer went out to sow his seed. As he was scattering the seed, some fell along the path, and the birds came and ate it up. Some fell on rocky places, where it did not have much soil. It sprang up quickly, because the soil was shallow. But when the sun came up, the plants were scorched, and they withered because they had no root. Other seed fell among thorns, which grew up and choked the plants. Still other seed fell on good soil, where it produced a crop—a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown. Whoever has ears, let them hear.”
(Matthew 13:1-9 NIV)
Listen then to what the parable of the sower means: When anyone hears the message about the kingdom and does not understand it, the evil one comes and snatches away what was sown in their heart. This is the seed sown along the path. The seed falling on rocky ground refers to someone who hears the word and at once receives it with joy. But since they have no root, they last only a short time. When trouble or persecution comes because of the word, they quickly fall away. The seed falling among the thorns refers to someone who hears the word, but the worries of this life and the deceitfulness of wealth choke the word, making it unfruitful. But the seed falling on good soil refers to someone who hears the word and understands it. This is the one who produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown.
(Matthew 13:18-23 NIV)
As we equip everyday men and women to do the work of the ministry, we are praying and asking God to give us foundational men and women who will be like seeds planted in the fourth soil that multiplies 30, 60, or 100-fold. Without maximizing the impact of every day disciplemakers we will never experience the kind of fruitfulness the Lord intends.
What prevents you from releasing the work of the ministry into the hands of everyday women and men?
- Pray for all disciplemakers to intentionally live and disciple among the lost.
- Pray for divine appointments over meals, in the halls, and in the chair next to you at the NSG.
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