Make Disciples of all Nations?
A search of Google images for a Thing-a-ma-Jig resulted in a conglomeration of pictures depicting a wide variety of items of which no two looked at all similar. If I were told to make a Thing-a-ma-Jig I could make whatever I liked and call it a Thing-a-ma-Jig. I could actually make a Doo-Dad and call it a Thing-a-ma-Jig and still not know what I had made. I could begin at any place, use any materials and paint it whatever color I liked.
As Christians it is imperative that as we go, we make disciples. I sometimes wonder if we actually know what it is that we are “making”. Where do I begin and how will I know when the job is completed. As I have pondered this I began to ask myself several questions. I would love to have you weigh into this discussion using the following questions to get us started.
- What is the “profile” of a disciple?
- How will I know when the “job” is done? Is it okay to stop investing in a person man-to-man before the job is finished?
- What was Jesus primary method with His disciples? Was it man to man, small group, etc?
- What is the role of the people of God, the church, in making disciples?