August 5, 2018
It was more than 20 years ago when I first began attending church. As a young man, I was attracted to the expression of love by the community. However, I did not fully comprehend the gospel and had no idea what it means to be a Christian. Thinking back, I could very well had been left alone to struggle with understanding the Christian faith; but that was not to be so…
Over the course of the next few years, someone in the church suggested that I do Bible study with him. He began teaching me the basic tenets of the Christian faith. Through the Bible study, I began to understand the importance of the Bible and spiritual disciplines. I also struck up a friendship with another much older and mature Christian. We would meet up often and he was there to guide me in my Christian walk: praying and helping me through the struggles of sin, giving me biblical perspectives on key issues and just being there as a model on how to live a better Christian life.
And that is discipleship! Had it not been for those men and others who discipled me, how would I have turned out as a Christian; I cannot imagine. So on one hand, I am thankful to the Lord who saw my spiritual need and provided; on the other hand, I am indebted to those men who played a key role in my Christian walk. So discipleship is fundamental to the church; that is why Jesus commanded His disciples to make disciples (Matthew 28:18-20). Discipleship is absolutely necessary so that the church continues to grow in the grace and knowledge of Him.
So, in view of this great need for more Christian men and women to be involved in the process of discipling, we want to provide you with some help to understand the who, the what, the where, the when, the why, and the how of discipling. This book, simply titled Discipling, is authored by Pastor Mark Dever, who is the senior pastor of Capitol Hill Baptist Church in Washington and the President of 9Marks. This is a short but very practical book. So, request for your free copy of Discipling.
After more than 20 years of ministry, we are still grateful to God for the trust that you and many others have placed in this ministry. Many of God’s people continue to support Grace to Asia in tangible ways like donations and intercessions to God on our behalf; and we have no intention of misplacing that trust. Grace to Asia’s mission is to distribute good, Bible-teaching resources, and we continue to be faithful to the task that our Lord has placed upon our hearts.
So, thank you for what you have done and are doing to sustain the ministry. We consider it a privilege to serve you, and to serve alongside with you, as God continues to widen the scope of this ministry. May God’s richest blessings be with you and your loved ones.
Love in the Truth,
Grace to Asia