Summer 2024

OneCoach: Instructions For The Disciple

It is enough for the student to be like his teacher, and the servant like his master.”—Matthew 10:25a

In Matthew 10, Jesus prepared His disciples to go out and spread the gospel into an area of the world they knew. It can be viewed like a coach preparing his team for a game. The Roman Empire was ruling this area, and Jesus knew that persecution and opposition would be coming their way as they went out on mission for Him. Today is no different for us as believers who desire to show Christ to others we come into contact with every day.

We must understand that the gospel that Jesus gave us will bring suffering and hatred at times. Do not expect that every day for Christ will be one of bountiful peace. Consider that suffering is to be expected. Jesus suffered and we should expect nothing less.

We walk in God’s Light. Satan always operates in the dark, God operates in the light. Everything will come into light in the future. Do not be afraid of the dark.

God honors those who confess Him. The word “confess” has the idea of not just lip service, but action as well.

Make sure you walk boldly for God every day knowing that He cares for you, and remember, “What God orders, He pays for!”

—John Zeller

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