Making Disciples

By | May 7, 2010

“Go and make disciples…” (Matthew 28:19) How should we do this? Well how did Christ do it? Christ lived constantly with a group of men and women for three years. Those men and women were his disciples. Was it effective? I’ll let you be the judge of that. My question is, if this is how Christ made disciples, do we think we’ll make disciples through a couple of hours on Sunday morning, going through a 90 minute per week class for ten weeks, going through a workbook, or listening to sermons? Jesus, Paul and other apostles said “follow me, imitate me, be like me”. If we are making disciples, shouldn’t there be some more mature followers who, while not perfect, could say, “follow my example”? I think we’re getting out of it what we’d expect based on what we’re putting in. (I’m not knocking the things I mention in this post, I’m merely arguing that they are inadequate by themselves.)

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