Disciples Versus Believers

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Welcome to the Discipleship Minute. I’m Maurice Smith. Modern Christianity devotes its attention to the crowds. Biblical Christianity devotes its attention to the disciples. Jesus wasn’t looking to accumulate a crowd. He was looking to train and equip disciples who would carry His message of the Kingdom to the uttermost corners of the earth, regardless of the cost. Jesus was willing to experience every church’s worst nightmare – negative church growth! Jesus wasn’t seeking popularity. He was seeking to establish His Kingdom in the hearts, minds and lives of men. And for that, He needed disciples, not followers. To help you understand the difference between believers and disciples, I’ve written a book entitled, And They Dreamt Of A Kingdom: Biblical Studies In Discipleship And The Kingdom of God. You’ll find it on our website at risingrivermedia.org; that’s risingrivermedia.org.
(From And They Dreamt Of A Kingdom, Volume 1, page 51)
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