1. How faithful are you to your regular or everyday service to the Lord
    1. Church attendance
    2. Giving
    3. Praying
    4. Personal Bible reading
    5. Witnessing
  2. How is your personal relationship with your wife and children
  3. Do you pay your bills on time?
  4. How do you manage your personal relationships with others
  5. How are you serving the Lord in the church and other ways
  6. Are you ready to make discipleship the priority ministry of your life?
  7. Do you have a Bible conviction that the way to obey God, reach the world, and build a church is through personal discipleship
  8. Pray that God will provide you with a person that you can train and disciple for the kingdom of Christ
    1. Jesus prayed all night –God to God—before choosing His disciples Luke 6:12
    2. Begin praying now and pray and watch at all times until God gives you a person to train
  9. Watch for the man God wants you to train
    1. Ask God for a band of men whose hearts he has touched. I Samuel 10:26
    2. Be on the lookout for men that you can call to yourself and train. I Samuel 14:52
    3. Some will come from our own family as we train our children Noah and his three sons, Abraham, Isaac, Jacob, and the 12 sons
    4. Some will come from our ministry Moses and Joshua and the other leaders, captains and judges that worked with Moses
    5. Some God will miraculously call out and send to you Eli and Samuel
    6. Others will be at work in other jobs and not even in the ministry but God will use you to see them called into His service Elijah and Elisha
    7. Others will give their lives to be trained as in the sons of the prophets
    8. Men will be drawn to you as they see God’s hand on you and want to be a part of what God is doing in your life and ministry
    9. Some will be struggling to find their place and you will be there at the right time to help them Barnabas and Saul
    10. Some will be saved under the ministry of someone else but you can adopt them into your ministry as your son Paul and Timothy
    11. Some will be prepared under the ministry of another to a certain point and then God will send them to you—disciples of John the Baptist that followed Jesus Christ
    12. Some will be saved under your ministry
    13. The point is God will get you the men to train as you seek to put his plan into action
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