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Summary: Mentoring is a process involving people. Sometimes it’s a whole series of individuals that God brings into your life at various stages and for various purposes. In every case, these people are sent by God to help you grow and perpetuate the learning proc

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Compiled by: Herman Abrahams (Senior Pastor), Cornerstone Faith Ministries, P.O. Box 740, Westridge 7802, Rep. of South Africa.

E-Mail: Mentorship2003@yahoo.co.uk

Note to the reader:

If you have been blessed with this sermon compilation, I would be honoured to receive an e-mail from you simply telling me where in the world you are based- I do not need any other information. I am requesting this info so that I can have the pleasure of giving thanks to Almighty God, that all over the globe, the ministry which he has entrusted to me, is blessing the body of Christ and helping to extend the Kingdom of God.

Thank you.

Herman Abrahams,

Cape Town, South Africa.

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What Is Mentoring?

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What is mentoring?"

1. A Simple Definition.

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Mentoring is a process involving people. Sometimes it’s a whole series of individuals that God brings into your life at various stages and for various purposes. In every case, these people are sent by God to help you grow and perpetuate the learning process.

2 Peter 3:18:

"Grow in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ."

He was saying, "As long as you live, continue to grow.”

Unfortunately, the epitaph of many a man is well expressed in the words "Died, age 26; buried, age 64." If you stop learning and growing today, you stop ministering tomorrow.

2. Not A New Concept

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Bear in mind that mentoring is not a new concept. The tradesmen, artists & craftsmen have engaged in mentoring for centuries – passong on their skills to apprentices. They’re filled with pride in their work; they are excited about it!

Most of us know about the great artist Michelangelo. But few know about Bertoldo, his teacher. There’s a debate in art circles about who was the greater—Michelangelo, the pupil, or Bertoldo, the teacher who produced him.

3. A Spiritual Commitment (to develop excellence

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Christian mentors are people who have a spiritual commitment. They’re not playing games; they’re committed to life change. And they have specific values. High on their priority list is the development of excellence in another individual so that the individual grows in his Christian life; learns to hate mediocrity - the attitude that anything is good enough for God.

Not only does mentoring involve a person or a group of people, but it is also a process of developing a person to his maximum potential for Jesus Christ. In Colossians 1:28-29 we read,

Vs 28 "We proclaim him, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom."

Why?

"So that we may present everyone [mature] in Christ."

And Paul added,

Vs 29 "To this end I labor, struggling with all his energy, which so powerfully works in me."

Paul was interested in believers not remaining spiritual babies (cf. 1 Cor. 3:1-2) but in becoming spiritually mature (cf. Heb. 5:11-14).

4. Why was the apostle Paul committed to

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Pascal Asiedu

commented on Jun 9, 2008

very interesting and educative

Herman Abrahams

commented on Aug 11, 2014

Hello Pascal, you are most welcome. It's a blessing for me to serve my Lord in this way and bless His people :)

Micahel-David Morales

commented on Jul 24, 2014

I am in Southern California... I am blessed by this sermon!!! Thanks.

Herman Abrahams

commented on Aug 11, 2014

Hi David, thank you for writing to me. You are most welcome. The blessing and pleasure is mine :)

Robert Preston

commented on Oct 2, 2014

Good After noon Pascal, Thanks for you insight I plan on using some of this for mentoring a young man that fill called into the ministry

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