When we make disciples, should our time together be planned or spontaneous? Formal or informal?
If we never get around to talking about Jesus as the Son of God, or his death, burial, and resurrection, then we are not making disciples of Jesus Christ.
But, if we never deal with people where they are – dealing with their current problems, issues, struggles, etc. – then we are not making disciples of Jesus Christ.
Yes, we can have a plan to help us disciple people toward maturity in Christ, but we should never ignore the issues they are dealing with at that time.
Yes, we can help people live through their struggles and pains, but we should never ignore the great truths that Scripture tells us about Jesus Christ.
Our discipleship should be planned and spontaneous… formal and informal.