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  1. Thanks, and God bless you Curtis for the good work you are doing.

    You have really explained the meaning of discipleship to me. To become a disciple means to deny ourselves of everything that becomes a hindrance to spreading the Gospel. And also to fall on Christ to tap strength from Him. And there will be a miracle. May God bless us all.

      • Lotty Kodua from Ghana
        Price Emmanuel Seventh-day Adventist English Church.
        In fact I like reading your messages, they are full of wisdom and encouragement. Please keep doing God's work and you will never regret it. Stay blessed!

  2. mr Curtis I just want to tell you that your doing a wonderful work in explaining the scripture the holy spirit is using you in a special way to help me my class in my church and many others in my country ,thanks God bless you.

  3. 1. What does the word disciple mean to you?
    Luke 9:23- A disciple follows his Teacher everyday, everywhere and in everything they do.

    2. What, if any, is the difference between a disciple and a church member?
    Luke 10:20- Those who are only church members have their names in the church record on earth. Those who are disciples have their names written in heaven.

    3. What, if any, is the difference between a disciple and a convert?
    1 Corin 3:1; Heb 5:12,13; 1 Peter 2:2; 1 Tim 3:6. - A convert is a spiritual baby.

    4. What does it mean to “catch men?”
    Matthew 13:47-50- Bring people into the kingdom of God both good and bad.

    5. Are all disciples called to the same mission to “catch men?” Why yes or no?
    Yes- Ephesian 4:4.

    6. Is the following statement True, Mostly True, Somewhat True or Not True: As long as I at least contribute financially to soul winning, I am fulfilling my mission in life. Explain your answer.
    Not True. Mark 12:33. Deuteronomy 6:5. Micah 6:8.

  4. All disciples are called to the same mission but are all disciples called to the same ministry, are all given the same spiritual gifts?

    • Hi Shirley, 1 Corinthians 12 makes clear that our gifts and roles can be/are different, but they are are valuable and needful for the body. The parable of the 10 talents shows that God expects us to use whatever we have for His kingdom, whether we consider it little or much. Thanks!

      • Hi Curtis, how can we answer someone who says am I really a fisher of men, my spiritual gift is - helps, admin, giving, mercy - and I can seldom, if ever, point to a person who is saved directly as a result of my gift?

        • Shirley, please allow me to give my thought on your question-
          You wrote "I can seldom, if ever, point to a person who is saved directly as a result of my gift?
          I believe nobody gets saved by any gift whatever it may be... we are saved by the grace of God through Jesus (Ephesian 2:5,8).
          The purpose of the gift is for the edification (strengthening) of Gods church. In other words, We are all like sign posts and our gifts whatever it may be must point people to "the Lamb of God who taketh away the sins of the world".

  5. I believe even today we are all called to preach to others using difference methonds which may help us to complete the mission of our Lord entrusted to all us.

    • Tivison, it helps me at times to see myself as one of the many parts of Christ's body. An ear does not have the same function as the eye but they do work together as part of a team and in that way the body is edified.

  6. I have never found any inspired suggestion that we should ask God to make us willing to be made willing. Indeed, the very logic of this idea escapes me. It seems to be a rather loose application of something originating from the pen of Ellen G. White. However, her suggestion was that God can and will accomplish something for us if we ARE willing to be made willing. That decision rests with us.


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