Everyday Discipleship. Disciples Making Disciples. Everyday Discipleship. “If anyone desires to come after Me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me” ( Lk . 9:23).
Disciples Making Disciples
The one of the fundamental aims of discipleship is to help others to become what we are.
Then the eleven disciples went away into Galilee, to the mountain which Jesus had appointed for them. And when they saw Him, they worshiped Him; but some doubted. Then Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things I have command you; and lo I am with you always, even to the end of age.” (Mt. 28:16-20).
“Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit” (Mt. 28:19).
The word “go” is a present participle meaning (going or as you go). The only command in the entire great commission is to “make disciples.” In order to make disciples we must teach them what it means to be a disciple.
The Discipling Movement
In the 80’s and 90’s there was a movement that was started to evangelize and “disciple” others. It came to be known as “the discipling movement.” Out of this movement came the International churches of Christ.
The problem was not the principle but the process. What started with noble intent turned nefarious and unscriptural.
The Discipling Movement
The problem was that disciples became disciples of the disciples and not Christ’s. In other words people were being converted to other people and to rules, regulations and institutional structures not found in the Scriptures. (Mt. 23:15)
The Discipling Movement highlighted a great problem among us. The Great Commission had become the great omission. Churches were not growing!
Pointing Others To Christ
The mission of the great commission is to lead men and women to the Savior.
At the very heart of discipleship is a love for the souls and salvation of others.
Discipleship starts at home. Teach your children, spouse, brothers and sister, grandchildren, etc.
Examples of Disciples Making Disciples
The Recipe For Making Disciples
Laura likes watching the Food Network and I really like her watching the cooking shows. She is an amazing cook.
One thing is very important, if you are going to duplicate the dish, you have to follow the recipe.
Making disciple of Christ is no different. It means following the Lord’s directions. (Acts 26:1-29)
Wanting for others what I desire of myself
"Always do for other people everything you want them to do for you. That is [the meaning of] Moses' Teachings and the Prophets” Mt. 7:12).