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Home Church members should be disciples so that they may:

  1. Experience the basics

    Discipleship is a lifetime experience. It is our responsibility to ensure that Christians start with the basic steps of Christianity.

    Hebrews 6:1-2
    "Therefore leaving the principles of the doctrine of Christ, let us go on unto perfection; not laying again the foundation of repentance from dead works, and of faith toward God, Of the doctrine of baptisms, and of laying on of hands, and of resurrection of the dead, and of eternal judgment."

    These basic steps are:

    • Repentance

    • Faith in God

    • Baptisms

    • Resurrection life

    • Accountability in eternal judgment

  2. Go on to perfection.

    Christians can experience perfection by experiencing the following in their life:

    • Word

    • Prayer

    • Witnessing

    • Spiritual warfare

    • Spiritual growth

    • Bearing their cross

    Luke 14:27
    "And whosoever doth not bear his cross, and come after me, cannot be my disciple.

  3. Discover hindering weeds and roots.

    Weeds and roots are those things that hinder our spiritual life and growth.

    Matthew 13:13-22
    "When any one heareth the word of the kingdom, and understandeth it not, then cometh the wicked one, and catcheth away that which was sown in his heart. This is he which received seed by the way side. But he that received the seed into stony places, the same is he that heareth the word, and anon with joy receiveth it; Yet hath he not root in himself, but dureth for a while: for when tribulation or persecution arises because of the word, by and by he is offended. He also that received seed among the thorns is he that heareth the word; and the care of this world, and the deceitfulness of riches, choke the word, and he becomes unfruitful.

    These weeds described are:

    • People not understanding the Word.

    • People having no depth of spiritual life, security or the ability to withstand persecution.

    • People experiencing worldly cares that make the Word of God ineffective.

    • Addictions and other kinds of weeds.

    The roots described are:

    • Love of money

    • Bitterness

    1 Timothy 6:10
    "For the love of money is the root of all evil: which while some coveted after, they have erred from the faith, and pierced themselves through with many sorrows.

    Hebrews 12:15
    "Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled;

    Weeding their spiritual garden.

    Disciples may experience this:

    • By understanding the Word of God.

    • By being convicted of their problem.

    • By being humble and repenting.

    • By all offences being removed.

    • By experiencing a new softness and willingness of heart.

  4. Enjoy fruit bearing.

    True Disciples whose gardens are prepared bear fruit.

    John 15:4-8
    "Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abides in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.

    Galatians 5:22-23
    "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance:

  5. Be built up.

    Successful disciples are those who are built up spiritually.

    Jude 1:20
    "Beloved, building up yourselves on your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Ghost.

    2 Peter 1:5-8
    "And beside this, giving all diligence, add to your faith virtue; and to virtue knowledge; And to knowledge temperance; and to temperance patience; and to patience godliness; And to godliness brotherly kindness; and to brotherly kindness charity. For if these things be in you, and abound, they make you that ye shall neither be barren nor unfruitful in the knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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