Disciple and the Discipler

“”Can a blind man lead a blind man? Will they not both fall into a pit? A student is not above his teacher, but everyone who is fully trained will be like his teacher…. “No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit. Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thornbushes, or grapes from briers” (Lk.6:39-40; 43-44).

Discipleship is the process in which one disciplines his/her life to be a good/Godly person who can bear good fruit. Every Christian is called to a process of discipleship-a disciple first and then a discipler or disciple builder.

Like begets the like

This is a natural principle. Its true in the case of discipling as well. A disciple grows to be like his/her teacher or mentor.

Leader Leads the Way

A discipler is one who knows what he is talking about. He himself should be a disciple of the Lord first. If he is blind he will fall in the gutter along with his disciple.

A discipler should live a disciplined life and set an example for the disciple. He must clear the log in his own eye before he can clean the dust in his disciple’s eye. He should not be a hypocrite.

A discipler should build on the solid foundation that is Jesus and His Word. He should guide the disciple to do the same, to see not just good fruits, but lasting fruits.

Someone said,

“A Leader is one who knows the way, goes the way and shows the way.”

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