Discipleship

Make Disciples of all Nations?

By on June 29, 2017

 

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.

  1. What is the “profile” of a disciple?
  2. 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?
  3. What was Jesus primary method with His disciples? Was it man to man, small group, etc?
  4. What is the role of the people of God, the church, in making disciples?
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JOHN D. BROOKS
Wichita, KS

I am a devoted follower of the Lord Jesus Christ. I aim to lead a life worthy of my Lord with the utmost humility, to please him in every way, to bear fruit in every good work and to continuously grow in the knowledge of God.

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