“Witness is something that you are, not just something that you do.”
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How about you? Would God consider using you? Is God calling you to be a disciple and a witness? Do you know who you are?
We know that the church’s purpose is to make disciples. Are you making your disciple? You can start where Jesus told his disciples to start in Acts 1:8: “And you shall be My witnesses both in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and in Samaria, and to the remotest part of the earth.” You can start at home and gradually reach out.
But I want to get back to my original question: “What is a disciple? What does a disciple do, exactly?”
A disciple is one who:
– Believes in God and follows him.
– Accepts his assignment and does what Jesus does.
– Focuses on his task and carries on after Jesus is gone.
This is what it means to be a Witness. This is what we are called to do as a church. And it is what we are called to be as a Christian, a Disciple and a Witness.
Witness is something that you are, not just something that you do – on occasion, when the church has organized a witnessing campaign, on a Sabbath afternoon. “Witness” is the way you live your life, every moment of every day. You are the Witness as to what God, when He is given permission, can do for, in, and through a human being.