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3 Ways To Make Disciples

We all gets things a little mixed up occasionally.  Sometimes we do this to ourselves.  Other times, we are led to confusion.  Take, for example, what Jesus’ last instructions for us were.

This is commonly called the Great Commission.  I have heard it preached so many times in my life that it is a call for us, the Church, to go.  I wonder how many people entered the mission field thinking that they had to go to a foreign country to satisfy these last words Jesus left us with.

Unfortunately, I have been susceptible to this in my life.  I thought that I had to listen to Jesus’ call on my life that I had to go.  I’ve come to realize that I had it all wrong.  That wasn’t Jesus’ word at all.  It was something else.

Jesus called us to make disciples.  Within that commission, He tells us how to do it.

Yes, we are to go.  If we only looked at those two or three verses we might think we had to go somewhere else, but that isn’t the case.  We might be called to go to Jerusalem, Judea, Samaria and the remotest parts of the earth.  Some of should go locally, some regionally, some nationally and others, truly, to foreign missions.  The key is going.  We need to be active in taking our faith to others in order for them to be made into disciples.

Next, we are to baptize.  Now, I’ve had the privilege to baptize my children.  It isn’t limited to a pastor having to do it.  After all, Phillip baptized the Ethiopian eunuch.  But you don’t have to physically do the baptizing.  After going you just want to see those who are receiving Christ to be baptized.  You want to see them identify with Christ in one of the few things that all of us share in Christ.

Finally, we are to teach.  Now, you might say that you are not a teacher.  You don’t have the spiritual gift of teaching.  That’s ok.  You don’t have to be a “teacher” to teach.  If you are further along in your faith than someone else, you can teach.  You can share what you have learned with that person.

Want to make disciples?  Go.  Baptize. Teach.  It’s really that simple.

Are you making disciples in the world?

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  1. February 23, 2016 at 4:46 am

    There is no better teacher than the example we set for others to see. It is not only on Sunday, but everyday and our actions show more than just words.
    Great post Larry.

  2. robshep
    February 23, 2016 at 11:12 am

    The word disciple means to learn. I’m doing everything I can to teach people about the love and grace of Jesus.

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