Making Disciples, Not Decisions
Recently I read how a church had a huge number of decisions made over a certain weekend. It seems that there was a lot of praising to the Lord over this. I held back a little. I think a little differently. Maybe a lot. This is what I was thinking.
I wonder how many disciples were made among those decisions?
The Great Commission tells us to make disciples. We are to do this by going, baptizing and teaching.
Jesus says nothing about going out making decisions.
I know that people will say that you can’t have a disciple without first having a decision. I understand that.
I just wonder how many of those decisions will result in people who are really disciples? How many made a decision to buy fire insurance and not a lifestyle of following Jesus? How many of those decisions really changed their lives?
What I’m saying is that anyone can make a decision to come to Christ. Fewer are really made into disciples.
I would rather have a much smaller number of people who have been made disciples than a large number of people who made decisions.
I didn’t voice this to down those who were excited over the decisions. I don’t want to be a killjoy. I have to wonder, though. How many of those decisions will result in true disciples? Most of us will never know.
Are you making disciples? Or are you making decisions?