From the very start of discipleship, we must seek to build on the solid foundation of the Lord Jesus Christ. Without this crucial step, we are not building anything worthwhile at all. We can’t build people’s lives on church programs, events, and campaigns. We can’t build people’s faith on Christian activities and parachurch community services. The only sure ground upon which anything stands is in the person and work of Christ. Everything else is sinking sand.
This is the discipleship step we should not miss. If we miss this, we are actually not doing discipleship. We’re just doing weekly huddles and talk vaguely about the God of the Bible.