And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable people who will also be qualified to teach others.
II Timothy 2:2 (NIV)
Jesus’ core strategy to extend the kingdom of heaven to earth is discipleship. Discipleship is simply life transference. It’s what Jesus did with his, well, disciples! It’s not just studying the Bible and it’s definitely not trying to control someone else’s life. It is simply walking through life together, intentionally teaching each other lessons about the kingdom, and investing in the life of another person. It takes time and love, lots of it. For that reason, you rarely see much discipleship today. We have opted to live distracted lives at a frenzied pace just doing “things” by ourselves with limited additive impact rather than live focused lives at a restful pace teaching others how to do “things” (as we do them) with explosive multiplicative impact. If the people we teach then teach others, as Paul is instructing Timothy in this passage, the impact grows from multiplicative to exponential. Disciple others. It will allow you to have at least multiplicative impact, and that’s what it will take for you to become more than a conqueror.
Jesus has seized you to be a multiplier!
This is the fifth and last in the “Seized to Be More Than A Conqueror” series of blog posts.