Christians are called by God to be salt and light in a world that is decaying morally, ethically and materially, and wandering aimlessly in spiritual darkness and religious fog. We have been given the specific responsibility of making disciples, as we proclaim the gospel, actively serving as Ambassadors for Christ.
It is, however, not possible to share what we do not know or give what we do not have.
There is a direct correlation between the time we spend in discipleship training and our ability to communicate effectively with others. People all around us are swimming in a sea of moral and ethical relativism. They need help. But few people are willing or able to throw out life lines. As those entrusted with the message of eternal life through Jesus Christ, we must be capable and willing to share more than confusion with those asking questions and seeking answers concerning our hope. This requires a clear understanding of our faith and the ability and willingness to pass on what we have learned.
Too much fill in the blank Bible study materials consistently collect dust on the top of shelves as it sits lined up neatly in full binders complete with certificates of class completion. In reality, these notes are little more than a testimony of sincere intentions that will never be realized. It is never comfortable to feel trapped in theoretical fog. But fuzzy thinking is especially tragic when the message concerns a person's eternal destiny or reward. All Christians have a responsibility to ensure that the transferable truth principle of 2 Timothy 2:2 is actually occurring daily and not just being memorized or discussed.
As ambassadors for Christ our goal for living is neither comfort nor
convenience, but rather to be trained instruments in God's hands to help
populate heaven and depopulate hell.
The Christian life was never intended to be lived in isolation or as a spectator sport. We have been called to serve as faithful stewards, not pampered aristocrats who expect others to serve us.
The materials in Transferable Cross Training 1, 2 and 3 have been field tested. Pragmatically speaking, they work. The focus on each lesson is its simple transferability. Our desire for those who accept the challenge of discipleship is that with or without a Bible and notes in hand, each individual who has taken the time to master the concepts and principles in this series will have confidence to comfortably and biblically respond to common questions and comments from friends or enemies of Christ. By God's grace we can make a difference in eternity by being actively involved in the most important job assignment entrusted to mankind.
. . .goes beyond holding hands, sharing precious verses and filling blanks in booklets.
. . . is more than weekly fellowship.
. . . is more than weekly Bible study.
. . . view learning as a means, not an end.
. . . is commanded by God.
. . . must be transferable. (2 Timothy 2:2)
. . . will stretch your thinking and obedience.
(1 Peter 3:15)
. . . should be considered ordinary, not
extraordinary. (Jude 3)