Apostolic Relationships

Apostolic Relationships

Why should Apostles concentrate on Relationships?

Jesus ministered to large crowds and had a tremendous healing ministry BUT he never discipled the crowds.

Jesus did his most important working with people “one on one” and in “small groups”. This is where he reproduced himself.

While he was working in the healing ministry he cleansed 10 lepers but only one came back to thank him.

While he was discipling his primary small group he worked with 12 people. 11 became great leaders and only 1 fell away…

What had the better results? Healing ministry or Discipling ministry?

What motivates people to seek a healing ministry?

  • Pride? Power? Fame? Money?

Many time Ministers start out caring about people but that is often forgotten once Pride starts to swell because of their Power, Fame and the Money they start to see.

What motivates someone to make disciples through relationships? Mostly it is:

  • Caring about people
  • Servanthood
  • A desire to see the Kingdom of God established

So, it seems apparent that discipling people through personal, one on one ministry and in small group produces more fruit than a healing ministry. If that’s true then why do so many people today seek for healing ministries? Why are we not learning how to be effective with small groups and one on one ministry?

 

Frank Dupree
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