We’re in a 10-part Wednesday night series right now all based on the amazing word Kaleo. In Greek it means to call to someone with your voice, to call them to action or an office or to a purpose. In ‘Ōlelo Hawai’i – the Hawaiian language – it is a male name that is translated as “the voice” or “the sound” in English. Isn’t it interesting that both languages spell the word the same, pronouns the word in similar ways and they both have to do with a voice or a call to action?
Tonight pastor Greg delivers part seven of ten with the first half of the Fourth Kaleo of Akua. We are Called to Disciple.
Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age. ~ Matthew 28:19-20
to travel, to depart, to go, to take a journey.
It’s actually a present participle, which means it’s not as much of a command as it is an already understood expectation. The going is already happening.
Very literally, it could be translated, “as you go”, or “as you do life,” or “as you are following Me,” —- make sure you are always making disciples.
a learner, a pupil, a follower, a disciple.
TWO MISCONCEPTIONS ABOUT DISCIPLING
1) I AM NOT READY TO DISCIPLE ANYONE!
2) I DON’T NEED SOMEONE TO DISCIPLE ME!
All of us, we need a Paul. We need someone who is a couple of steps ahead of us on the journey. Someone who can point out the pitfalls, show us the ropes, guide our steps. Someone who can spiritually and practically disciple us to become more and more like Jesus. And all of us, we also need a Timothy. We need someone to pour our life into as well. You need to be a Paul for someone else. At every church I’ve ever served, the best place this happens is in Small Group Ministry. Here at Waikoloa Community Church we call them Aloha Groups.