Welcome to the Discipleship Minute. I’m Maurice Smith. A popular book on discipleship declares that “disciples are made, not born.” It’s one of those statements which is both true and false. It’s true in the sense that genuine discipleship takes work. Discipleship doesn’t take place in the absence of intentionality and commitment. In that sense, disciples ARE made. But in a strictly biblical sense, the statement is false. Disciples must, in fact, be born. Or more correctly speaking, they must be “born again.” And that’s one of the first lessons every would-be disciple of the Kingdom must grasp. Are you a disciple of the Kingdom? Have you been born again? Discover how Nicodemus learned this lesson in our book, 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 76)
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