What does an obscure text in Nehemiah about a wall being built have to do with discipleship in the church today? More than you think. We often shift the responsibility of the tasks we are given to "the professionals." This often happens with discipleship as well. We shift the responsibility to help disciple, instruct and love others to the "pro Christians" who can handle the task.
This obscure story about a list of people who did their part to rebuild the wall around Jerusalem points us to the truth that those people were significant in their insignificance to accomplish the task at hand. It takes a community of people, some of which who may seem insignificant, to disciple a person to walk with Jesus.
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