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At the end of Jesus’ ministry He offered one final command to His disciples. He said, “…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)
You may read this passage and think to yourself, “That sounds great, but I don’t really have any experience in making disciples. I’ll let the professionals do that and I’ll just try to serve God in other ways.”
But this isn’t what Jesus has called you to do. He has called all of His followers to “…go and make disciples.” It’s as if Jesus was saying, “Everything you do from here on out, all of it, it’s about making disciples. Every moment of every day, you have the opportunity to help others know Me. To see what a free and full life looks like. Go, and live that out in such a way that others will grow in their understanding of who I am.”
All who follow Jesus have a responsibility when it comes to making disciples.
READING & JOURNALING:
Do you agree that you have a responsibility when it comes to making disciples?
What do you think is the first step in making disciples?
Heavenly Father, there are many moments in my life when I believe that somebody else would be better equipped to make disciples. But You have called me to trust You in everything, which includes being intentional in the pursuit to make disciples of all nations. Help this truth to permeate my thoughts and actions. I pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
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