In order to multiply, God’s church needs good soil. That soil is God’s very presence in the church through his Holy Spirit. His presence creates a community that lives out four rhythms: learning to obey God’s word, worshipping God together, living life together, and living dependent upon God.
A disciple is part of a community of multiplication that invites others to follow Jesus so they can love God, their neighbor, and multiply themselves as they make disciples.
Because of Jesus’ universal authority and continued presence, we can have confidence and assurance in our bearing the fruit of making disciples.
Because of who Jesus is and what he has done, we are to bear the fruit of loving God and loving others.
We are enabled to live lives of worship as we embrace the unique gifts and calling that God has put on our hearts as we have been called to be disciples of Jesus Christ, following him.
The heart of God is the heart of a servant and we as God’s children should have this same heart…the heart of a servant.
The Bible compares a healthy disciple (follower) of Jesus to a tree. The root system of that tree, which keeps us standing during the storms of life, is our identity. If our identity is rooted in who we are in Christ, our tree will be able to stand. If our identity is rooted in anything else, we will fall.
A healthy disciple is like a tree that delights in Christ and is deeply rooted in their union with him so they are unmoved by the storms of life. It is a life of wisdom where we listen to Christ, live Christ’s teaching and help others do the same.