What is a Faithful Person?

Disciples are Made not Born, W. Hendrichsen
2 Tim 2:2, 2 Chron 16:9

  1. He has adopted as his objective in life the same objective God sets forth in Scripture. (Mt 6:33 give our lives to the eternal, not temporal)
  2. He is willing to pay any price to have the will of God fulfilled in his life.  (2 Tim 2:3-4 resists the temptations to become ensnared in the world's glittering attractions)
  3. He has a love for the Word of God. (Jer 15:16 crave it as food and submit to it)
  4. He has a servant heart. (Mt 20:26-28 a person may try to recruit others to help him accomplish his vision, the disciplemaker however, seeks to invest his life in another to help that person accomplish his own vision)
  5. He puts no confidence in the flesh (2Cor 1:9. Rom 7:18)
  6. He does not have an independent spirit (Heb 10:25, 1 Cor 12:12-27 not autonomous, loner)
  7. He has a love for people (1 Jn 4:10 involved in people's lives)
  8. He does not allow himself to become trapped in bitterness (Heb 12:15, Col 3:13, Eph 4:32 I will never allow another person to ruin my life by making me hate him)
  9. He has learned to discipline his life. (1 cor 9:24-27 resisting temptation, learning the Word, applying the Word to every area of life--like an athlete: saying no to distractions)