Tuesday, July 11 – Acts 18:27
And when he wanted to go across to Achaia, the brothers encouraged him and wrote to the disciples to welcome him; and when he had arrived, he greatly helped those who had believed through grace.
On a sports team, people always have room to grow and contribute. Sometimes you’ll learn things from your teammates, or give them tips that can benefit them and the team, or you might simply encourage one another in the work you’re doing. As followers of Jesus, we are a part of the family of God and on the same “team.” At times we make sharing our faith or growing as disciples a complicated task that sounds too difficult to replicate, but we see in our passage today just how simple discipleship can be.
Some of us are comfortable sharing what we have learned. We have a lot of experience and knowledge about Scripture that we are ready to share with others, but we struggle to receive wisdom from someone else. Some of us don’t feel like we have the wisdom to share, or we are afraid to speak up. Each of us has room to grow in this disciple-making process.
The goal is to grow together as Paul says in Romans 15:5-6, “Now may the God who gives perseverance and encouragement grant you to be of the same mind with one another, according to Christ Jesus, so that with one purpose and one voice you may glorify the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
- Which one is more difficult for you, receiving wisdom or giving wisdom?
- How have you been involved in making disciples?
- Pray and ask God to open your eyes on how to contribute and receive wisdom from other followers of Christ.