Just Two Questions
The NBC faculty and staff are blessed to have a weekly prayer time which we call the “NBC Prayer Chapel.” Each week the needs of our students, pastors, ministry leaders, friends and family are shared and prayed for. We see God answering those prayers each week. This grows our faith and makes us thankful for a God that hears His children.
We are also blessed by someone bringing a message from the Word of God. What a joy to be on the receiving end of Godly counsel and preaching.
Last week, August 19, 2020, Dr Mark Bane, Director of Church Planting and Church Development for USA/Canada, shared a devotional during the Prayer Chapel. He said he loves NBC’s mission:
- “Nazarene Bible College exists to glorify Jesus Christ as Lord by preparing adults to evangelize, disciple, and minister to the world.”
Rev. Bane said that the church’s mission is very similar:
- “Therefore, go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Mat. 28.19)
He pointed out that the mission of the church is not “to do church”, have worship services, have board meetings, but to make disciples! He encouraged every Nazarene to personally disciple 1 person a year; That is the mission of the church. Passive disciple making is not working. Rev. Bane has been giving seminars on being a Multiplier which starts with each one discipling one.
He said that many Christians are fearful to witness. The Bible teaches, fear God. An easy way to witness is by simply asking a person these two questions:
- Good morning, how are you?
- Can I pray for you?
This opens doors to share the Gospel and leads to disciple making. With these simple two questions, the Holy Spirit will guide and lead each Christian to become disciple makers.
Filed Under: Communicator Published: 08/26/2020