Welcome to disciple making:
This series on disciple making is Booklet 1 – Essentials, which is part of the program Transferable Cross Training
(TCT) developed by Dr. Karl Payne. The purpose of TCT is to help equip men and women to be effective disciple makers. The materials are
field tested with various proof verses that can be memorized, and each lesson is focused on transferability. It is our desire is for those
who accept the challenge of discipleship that, with or without a Bible and notes in hand, each individual who has taken the time to master
the concepts and principles in this series will have confidence to comfortably and biblically respond to common questions and comments
from friends or enemies of Christ. By God’s grace we can make a difference in eternity by being actively involved in the most important
job assignment entrusted to mankind. For more information about TCT or obtaining the booklet series, see
Please remember that the uniqueness of this discipleship series is its simple transferability. It is the expressed desire
of the author that students actually use these materials after completing each booklet, by sharing them with others in a manner consistent
with 2 Timothy 2:2.
Do you have a family member that you don't like and don't love? How about someone who has moral values you find repulsive? And of
course it's easy to hate someone who has done something personally against you or a criminal.
Yet Jesus said the way the world would know we are His disciples is by our love for one another. What do you do when you know there is
someone (Christian or not) that you not only do not love, you don't even like them?
Here are some ideas:
1. God's Command:
"You have heard that it was said,"You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy." But I say to you, love
your enemies and pray for them who persecute you." (Matthew 5:43-44)
Since God gave us this two-fold command, it must be according to His will.
2. God's Promise:
"And this is the confidence which we have before Him, that if we ask anything according to His will He hears
us. And if we know that He hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the requests which we have asked from Him."
(1 John 5:14-15)
God will always answer prayers that are according to His will, because He has promised to do so, and He cannot violate
3. Man's Response:
By faith ask God to give you a genuine love and concern for this person(s). Remember, obedience to God's commands is
supposed to take priority over our personal feelings.
The ability to love is not dependent on you, but His promise to work through you.
Pray consistently for the well being of the individual(s). Consistent and genuine prayer will help enable you to develop
sacrificial Christian love for people who are not lovable.
4. Man's Assurance:
"yet, with respect to the promise of God, he did not waver in unbelief, but grew strong in faith, giving
glory to God, being fully assured that what He (God) has promised, He (God) was also able to perform."
Sarai looked inwardly, focusing upon her own circumstances and resources - she laughed. Abraham looked up to the One
who made the promise, understanding that when God makes a promise, He always keeps it, regardless of the circumstances or resources - he
5. Man's Personal Accountability:
We are responsible for our own actions and responses regardless of how others respond to us.
"If possible, so far as it depends on you, be at peace with all men." (Romans 12:18)
- Two commands - love and pray. (Matthew 5:43-44)
- Two illustrations - one vertical and one horizontal. (Matthew 5:45-46)
- Two kinds of prayer - prayers that we know are according to God's expressed will (1 John 5:14-15)
and "God willing" prayers that may or may not be according to God's will. (James 4:13-16)
- Obedience to God's expressed will must always take priority over subjective feelings.
Dr. Karl Payne, at heart, is an apologist who loves to train and equip Christians for spiritual service
and warfare (Eph.4:11-16). He enjoys preaching, writing and retreat / conference /
seminar speaking. He derives his greatest pleasure tackling the challenge of teaching Christian workers, interns and budding preachers /
teachers at both the Bible College and Seminary levels. In addition, he has co-authored two books: A just Defense and Cross
Training through Multnomah Press.
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