Most of us would have passed over Mary Magdalene because of her sad spiritual state (possessed by seven demons). Yet, Jesus released her and used her mightily. According to the gospel writers, after his resurrection, Jesus appeared first to Mary Magdalene (Mark 16:9). Often the most effective cell leaders [and team members] are Godâ€™s treasures that simply need to be developed and unwrapped. Jesus is all-powerful. Heâ€™s able to take the brokenness of sin, heal it, and transform us in the process
I remember visiting a cell church where I met a drug addict who had just come back from an Encounter Retreat. His eyes just sparkled with the love of Jesus. Oh he didnâ€™t know the Christian lingo and all the Christian culture habits, but he knew his mission. He had been touched with the flame of Jesus Christ that burned from his bosom. And this cell church was ready to use this young man in the ministry. Yes, he had more training to complete before entering cell leadership. Yet, itâ€™s through people like this young man, that this particular cell church was reaching their nation for Jesus.
The bottom line is that those who freshly know that Jesus is the true liberator want to tell others about that fact. They’re ready to make disciples of the King of Kings and Lord of Lords. Surely, they still have glaring weaknesses. We wouldn’t consider such people “mature.” But like Mary Magdalene, they know who has set them free and they can clearly and pointedly disciple those around them.
Knowing the harvest is plentiful and the laborers are few, let’s commit ourselves to prepare and use young Christians, women, the less likely, and everyone else who is willing to serve.