“We all know that groups are about community,” he said. “And everyone knows you can’t make disciples in a group.”
“Actually,” I said, “I don’t agree with that. After all, Jesus made disciples in a group. It was the practice of rabbis in his day. You made disciples in a group. They weren’t seated in rows, either.
“The disciples weren’t polished. They were the B Team. They were prideful in the company of a servant. They were self-seeking while Jesus set his own interests aside. They were prejudiced while Jesus loved the unlovable. They were unforgiving, as He forgave. They were faithless while the most unbelievable things happened all around them.
But…they learned how to be like Jesus by being with Jesus. It wasn’t about knowing certain things. There were no manuals or fill-in-the-blank workbooks. There were no essays or multiple choice exams. It was about becoming. It was only about becoming. Becoming like Jesus.”
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