In an earlier post, I talked about the importance of simple, pass-on-able tools for helping other people grow. Over the next several posts, I will introduce you to (or remind you of) some of these simple strategies that you can use to help others pursue God.
I like to emphasize the importance of a foundation of grace as we help others grow. In his book Disciplemaking for a New Generation, Navigator Jack Blanch introduces us to the “Grace Wheel.”
Jack’s tool emphasizes grace and keeps the focus of our disciplemaking on the kind of person we hope to see grown up: people of love, faith, hope, and holiness.
You could take the person you are helping spiritually through each of these topics:
• Union and Communion with God (John 14:31)
• Living by Grace (2 Corinthians 12:9,10)
• Faith (Hebrews 11:6)
• Love (John 13:34,35)
• Hope (Romans 15:13)
• Holiness (2 Corinthians 7:1)
What are the implications of life founded in grace, and how does that make a difference to your understanding of who you are and what you do in Christ? Who is someone with whom you could share this illustration this week?