Apostle Dr. Shirley Cole-Raiford
Senior Pastor Presiding Bishop & Apostle
Truth & Healing Center
President & Founder
Assurance of Faith Ministerial Training Center
Established in 1991 to train, establish, and educate men and women of God in the Basic Fundamentals of Ministry Christian Leadership and Development.
TRUTH & HEALING CENTER
Mount Arbel Israel near the Sea of Galilee Scene
If you are serious about being a true follower of Jesus Christ, learn what it means to be a Disciple.
A disciple is defined as learner, a pupil, one who comes to be taught. The relationship between the disciple and his teacher is not merely that of a student listening to a lecturer or a passively interested listener. A disciple listens with attention and intention. He drinks in every word of his teacher, marking every inflection of voice with an intense desire to apply what has been learned.
While every disciple is a believer, not every believer is necessarily a disciple. Many may think that the term disciple refers only to the early followers of Christ. We know that they were praying, worshipping, loving, giving, and evangelizing group of men and women who refused to keep the truth of the gospel to themselves. Yet, God still desires disciples today-ordinary people like you and me whom God can use to do extraordinary things.
If you are a true disciple, your Christian walk will be challenging and exciting, and you will have a sense of purpose and direction, but if your Christian experience can be described as dull, unfulfilling, and even boring at times, you need to seriously examine the statement Jesus made concerning what it means to be a disciple. After all, how can we expect to fulfill the Great Commission (Mark 16:15, Matthew 28:18) to go into all the world and make disciples if we don’t even really know what one is? It literally takes one to make one.
The Christian experience of the believers in the first-century church may seem radical to many in the church today, but to those early believers it was normal Christianity and these men and women empowered and motivated by the Holy Spirit turned their world upside down for the sake of Christ. In short, they were true disciples of Jesus Christ.
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