Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Life to Life Discipleship



"And what you have heard from me in the presence of many witnesses, commit to faithful men who will be able to teach others also." - 2 Timothy 2:2

Yesterday I took a trip to Greenville to catch up with some of my favorite people. One of those is Morris "Moose" Keller. Morris and I are cousins, brothers, and friends. His grandmother and my father's grandmother were sisters (I think that is right!). So we are cousins. He is my brother in Christ. And we have been friends for many years.

Moose, a former professional football player, and my family worshiped at the same church in the 1980's. I was involved in a children's Bible Drill program. At my grandmother's funeral, Moose walked up to me - a 3rd grader - and encouraged me to continue memorizing Bible verses.

Years later, as a young eighteen-year-old who was looking for some godly male influences, I was drawn once again to Moose. During my college years, we met every few months. Our long lunches included discussing many topics: what it means to be a godly man, how to practice spiritual habits, including Scripture memory, how to influence others for Christ and share our faith, and how to trust God during trials.

Moose was discipled years ago by Gene Warr of Oklahoma City. The Billy Graham Evangelistic Association once honored Gene with a lifetime disciple-making award for his lifestyle and efforts in intentional disciple-making. Gene and Moose, both heavily influenced by Navigator-style, man-to-man discipleship, remind me of the godly people described in Psalm 1 and Jeremiah 17:7-8.  

You can view Gene's Discipleship Library here.

Moose continues to be an encourager in my life. We enjoyed catching up some yesterday.

Into whose life are you investing for eternity?

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