Fall is here and has begun to descend on the small neighborhood of Broad Brook, CT. The trees are in their first stage of changing colors before losing their leaves for the winter months and cold season. School is back in session and the holidays are just a round the corner. Families in the community of Mill Pond Village in Broad Brook are back to their busy family schedules, after school activities and work.
Churches in the area are also back into the full swing of their regularly scheduled activities, services and bible study classes and groups. In one church bible study classes are called "Bible Study Plus", in another it's called "Bible Study Group" and still another it is considered "Small Group Bible Study". So no matter the name, title or how it's done the point is that they are all focused on reading, learning, studying and understanding the bible together.
One of the things the bible is focused on is making disciples, disciples who are fully devoted to following Christ, His teachings, His way of life and His way of thinking. It is very difficult in today's world to find Christians who are willing to give their all to developing a disciple's attitude of following in the footsteps of Christ.
Jesus chose for Himself twelve men who became His disciples while here on a mission. The twelve He chose followed Him unreservedly. They learned from Him and He taught them. Jesus taught them everything they needed to know about being disciples and making disciples of others. In return many of these same disciples fulfilled their mission and even wrote the letters that now makes up the New Testament scriptures. These were written so that those who would come after them would read and learn all that they did from Jesus as well.
The bible says that
"Every scripture is God-breathed (given by His inspiration) and profitable for instruction, for reproof and conviction of sin, for correction of error and discipline in obedience, [and] for the training in righteousness (in holy living, in conformity to God's will in thought, purpose, and action),...".
And from this disciples are trained and made.