I shared in the last post about Aquila and Priscilla and how they mentored Apollos. They were spiritual mentors for Apollos and they updated his theology from the baptism of John the Baptist to Jesus’ baptism. Their act of mentorship facilitated the sharing of the gospel. Just to recap, John’s baptism was unto repentance, while Jesus’ baptism is the gospel and baptizes you into the body of Christ. What an awesome example of Kingdom Mentorship shown through Aquila and Priscilla.
I want to share 3 points about mentorship in this post.
- Mentees should seek out wise mentors. A wise mentor is a mentor who has a relationship with God and one who is constantly seeking God for wisdom. Christ is made unto us wisdom and you must operate in the wisdom of God to experience the God kind of success that he wants for you. (Jeremiah 29:11) Other scriptures to support this point include Proverbs 13:10, 1:5, and 9:9
- Mentees should imitate the faith of their mentors. Paul was Timothy’s mentor as you will see in 2 Timothy 2:2. Barnabas was Paul’s mentor and vouched for Paul as being converted when he brought Paul before the Apostles. Faith pleases God and the way you measure how much faith you have is by determining it by how much Word you have. God’s Word is full of faith and faith comes by hearing the Word of God. Other scriptures to support point two include Hebrews 13:7 and Philippians 4:9
- Mentors should know the condition of their mentees. Jesus was the greatest mentor and His disciples were his mentees. There was never a time that He did not know their condition, from knowing Judas was going to betray Him to knowing Peter would deny Him three times before the cock would crow. Good mentors can recognize the needs and also the accomplishments of their mentees. Proverbs 27:23
Stay tuned for additional posts on Kingdom Mentorship!