Lately I’ve been thinking through how Jesus made disciples, based on my observations of scripture. I’ll post one insight per day here. You can find all of them by searching “How Jesus made disciples” on my blog.
Jesus dealt with people differently at different times of their life.
Consider how Jesus engaged with the twelve disciples. Sometimes he was patient with them and explained things. Sometimes he rebuked them. Sometimes he asked them to reflect on what they were doing. Sometimes he answered their questions and sometimes he refused.
Take away? The same person needs different approaches at different times in their life of discipleship. Be flexible.
Biblical passages to consider: Matthew 16:21-23, Mark 10:46-52, Matthew 9:36, Mark 4:33-34