Sunday, August 17, 2008

Humbled



Learning that you probably
used a NOUN as a VERB at
times is humbling. Part of
this morning's sermon :
Disciple is a noun. Yes, I knew
that. Then why have I said
" to disciple someone!"
It is not a verb. Everyone under-
stood me and noone has corrected
me. Today I stand corrected!

Matthew 9:9-13 ~ His disciples



Jan Sanders van Hemessen. Jesus Summons Matthew - 16th Century, Flemish Renaissance Painter

3 comments:

podso said...

BUT, as he said, that word has been commonly used, particularly in parachurch organizations. I've used it myself for years ... and done what I thought was "discipling" another. No wonder spellcheck always catches it! I guess the better word is the more current one, "mentor."

Bonnie said...

Yes, but he said it was more biblical.That is what caught
my attention.
Bonnie

Specker said...

I caught that too yesterday...interesting how words evolve and change from nouns to verbs in our daily usage. I've discipled others before (I thought).