One Another Relationships - God's Plan
Although you will not find a doctrine of “discipling partners” explicitly spelled out in the New Testament, it is indisputable that the scriptures teach the necessity of one-another relationships. The importance of ongoing discipleship (instruction) should be clear to someone before he makes Jesus Lord. This study aims to cultivate an attitude of openness on the part of the young Christian to input, as well as to remind him that, in the final analysis, it is the responsibility of the one who has confessed Jesus as Lord to persevere in this Christian growth.
Discipleship (instruction) is not a human expedient – it is a command of God.
God’s Word instructs (disciples) us all.
Others instructs us.
We can instruct ourselves through God’s Word.
We are instructed through faithful examples of biblical figures.
God instructs us through circumstances that require patience.
2 Timothy 2:2
The teaching process produces a chain reaction.
The goal is maturity/completeness/perfection. There will be difficulties in any one-another relationship, but try to realize that the challenges you receive are made in love. This is hard work.
Attitude of openness to correction. If you have the wrong attitude, you will lead others astray.
Ask for input and advice.
Proverbs 12:15, Proverbs 15:12
Cherish challenge and initiate with the one helping you.
Arrange a regular time to meet together with an older, more mature Christian.
Strive to be in contact regularly with one another.