Unfortunately, the modern Church is often better at making converts than disciples.
Converts believe and commit to Christ. Disciples learn what Scripture teaches and become true followers of Jesus.
Without discipleship, we typically have one or all of these misunderstandings:
1. Misunderstandings about Jesus (2 Corinthians 11:4)
We create a Jesus in our image because we don't know what the Bible teaches about Him.
2. Misunderstanding about genuine faith (Hebrews 5:11-14)
We learn the basics and think that's all it takes to walk in faith.
3. Misunderstandings about culture (Romans 12:2)
We have no discernment and let our culture shape our faith instead of letting our faith impact our culture.
4. Misunderstandings about sin (Romans 8:12-14)
We follow the current trend to blame-shift our sins on environment, parents, or circumstances.
Why not pray through this list and ask God to reveal any misunderstandings you might have.
I'll take a deeper look at each of these areas in this week's devotions. To do a short Bible study on this devotion, check out today's Bite Size Study.