Randy took the time to teach my brother and me about the Bible and the fundamentals of the faith so that I could become more like Jesus. The Bible calls this process discipleship. We met for Bible study, played soccer, and talked about life and the Savior. It wasn’t just a block of instruction. It was mentoring. My brother and I knew Randy had our best interest at heart. He was there when we had questions, when we were struggling, and when we were having a good time. It wasn’t just some haphazard process either. Randy had a plan. He knew how to help a person grow closer to Christ and he executed that plan well. I owe much of the credit for my direction in life and spiritual maturity to him. In fact, I have dedicated my life to doing exactly what Randy did with me. To help men to get beyond a passive, anemic, wimpy faith and help them live as bold, dedicated Kingdom builders for Christ. And in doing so we are simply following Christ’s Great Commission;
Matthew 28:18-20 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”
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