Greg Laurie Harvest Daily Devotional

<< Greg Laurie Daily Devotions

Why We Need New Believers in Our Lives - Greg Laurie Devotion - July 30, 2021

  • 2021 Jul 30

Friday, July 30, 2021

Why We Need New Believers in Our Lives

“Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:20 NLT).

There’s a difference between going to Disneyland with adults and going to Disneyland with kids. If you go with adults, all they want to do is eat. They don’t want to go on rides because they don’t like waiting in line. They also analyze everything.

On the other hand, if you go to Disneyland with kids, it’s a completely different experience. They’ll wait in line for that ride. And to them, everything is cool.

In the same way, a new believer can energize a more mature believer. When someone who’s new in the faith comes into a church and is excited about Jesus, it energizes the older believers. 

At the same time, those new believers need more mature believers to disciple them. They’re discovering things for the first time. Maybe they have questions about what a Scripture passage means. As older believers start helping them, they, too, discover things they’ve forgotten. Their passion is being rekindled.

So not only does it benefit the new believers who are being discipled, but it also benefits those who are doing the discipling. That is why mature believers need an outlet. It’s called making disciples.

Jesus said, “Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age” (Matthew 28:19-20).

If you want to maintain passion and excitement in your spiritual life, then find some new believers and help them get on their feet spiritually. It will reengergize you.

Show me a church that doesn’t have a constant flow of new believers coming in, and I will show you a church that is stagnating.

True disciples will reproduce themselves.

Copyright © 2021 by Harvest Ministries. All rights reserved.

For more relevant and biblical teaching from Pastor Greg Laurie, go to
Listen to Greg Laurie's daily broadcast on

Watch Greg Laurie's weekly television broadcast on

Johnny cash the redemption of an american icon

SPECIAL OFFER: Johnny Cash: The Redemption of an American Icon

Exclusive event! Only in theaters December 5, 6, and 7.  Help reach over 150,000 people with the gospel at this unique event!

When you make a gift of $30 or more in the month of November, you can request a Fandango Movie Ticket (up to $15 value) to the screening of this documentary in thanks for your generous support.

Click here to find out more!

More Greg Laurie Daily Devotions Articles