Discipleship happens as we teach and call people to follow us as we follow Jesus.

Nathan Millican's Blog

This Sunday I’ll be preaching on 1 Corinthians 4:14-21 where I’ll discuss (among many things) what does it mean to be a spiritual father. Paul was a spiritual father because he started the church in Corinth; he literally was the instrument God used to lead many Corinthians to faith in Jesus and therefore, was their spiritual father. And in that culture kids imitated their father.  If you dad was a teacher, you were going to be a teacher; a banker, then a banker – you get the idea. Due to this spiritual father relationship he has with them he calls them in 4:16, “I urge you, then, be imitators of me.” Paul calls the church of God in Corinth to “imitate him.” He was not calling them to identify with him and be a carbon-copy of his life, to elevate him or exclusively be about his leadership and ministry because…

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