Pastor John Braland
Copy write 2014
Jesus gave his disciples a Great Commission. This commission is to make disciples. This is what he said: “19Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 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).
The question is; how do we make disciples? Does it mean that you need to lead someone to Christ? Yes. Does it mean that you need to help them grow in their faith? Yes. What does this look like? This is where it gets cloudy. In a perfect world, once someone comes to Christ they start growing and never stop. But how? Is this even possible? How does a person move from exploring Christ to living a Christ centered life? Who is responsible for them? Does anyone need to be? It is possible to help people grow deeper in their faith so they can make more disciples and it happens by intention.