My friend Roger Erickson developed this name for discipleship. the multiplication principle of discipleship. The idea is to not simply lead men to Christ but mentor them so that they can do the same for others. Like a spider’s web, it continues to grow and strengthen well beyond the original material. The body of Christ works the same way. As we pour our lives into others we grow stronger individually and the body grows stonger as a whole. There is a unity and support that brings us through the battles that we face each day with our enemy.
Personally, I would have never made it except for those that poured their lives into me. From the Bus Captain Dewey McGee, to my friends through the years and those that still pour into me today–I have learned that discipleship is a lifetime endeavor. I have taken what they have given me and tried to pass it on to those that will pass it on to others. It is a great gift–eternal and powerful. Thank You Lord, for those that have built their lives into me and those that have patiently walked along side and listened as I have shared my heart!
Happy Birthday Son!!!!!!!!!!!
God Bless You
You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. 2 And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others. 3 Join with me in suffering, like a good soldier of Christ Jesus. 4 No one serving as a soldier gets entangled in civilian affairs, but rather tries to please his commanding officer. 5 Similarly, anyone who competes as an athlete does not receive the victor’s crown except by competing according to the rules. 6 The hardworking farmer should be the first to receive a share of the crops. 7 Reflect on what I am saying, for the Lord will give you insight into all this.