Making Disciples

  In the process of time, it has come to my attention that life happens very quickly.  Someone said, “Time flies when you’re having fun.”  You are having fun aren’t you?  My point is that we only have so much time for meaningful and lasting achievements.  For example, to learn what God has to say to you, and what He expects of you, would be a worthwhile goal.  Secondly, it would be a meaningful and lasting accomplishment if you could help all of your family and friends do the same.  Only a fool would say that there is no God, …but so many people have not taken the time to meet Him.

  God describes this very task when He says,“Go ye therefore, and teach all nations,… Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you alway, even unto the end of the world. (Matthew 28:19-20).”  It is all about making disciples (followers) of Jesus Christ.  But, as we said before, you will have to first discover Him for yourself; only then can you share your treasure with others.

  Some would argue that this commission is not intended for 21st century Christians, but was spoken to a handful of disciples (followers) in the mountains of Galilee in the first century.  But, while Christ’s commissioning of His disciples was a rather exclusive event, the phrase “teach them to observe all things… I have commanded you” makes this a perpetual commission for believes of every age.  One of the things that Christ taught His disciples, was to make disciples of others.  If the first generation of disciples were obedient to this command, they would have taught the second generation of disciples to love their enemies and obey the moral laws of God, but ALSO to make third generation disciples, etc.

  Paul had the same idea when he told Timothy, “And the things that thou hast heard of me among many witnesses, the same commit thou to faithful men, who shall be able to teach others also. (2 Timothy 2:2).”

  Better hurry; you know how time flies!  You can start with a phone call!