Am I encouraging and helping others to learn the teachings of Christ?
18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” - Matthew 28:18-20
In this passage Jesus commands His disciples to come and teach us to obey all that He commanded them. That includes this very command, which means that you and I are also to make disciples. That’s what I just did with you, by writing this book. I have tried to create a simpler way for you to become a disciple (student) of Jesus Christ. If you feel I have succeeded in my mission, because you are experiencing more of Christ in your heart now than you were before, I want to challenge you to teach it to others.
Imagine if you led a co-worker to Christ tomorrow and then they look at you and say, “Ok, now what do I do?” Now imagine just handing that person a Bible and hoping they will figure it all out, vs. walking them through this book. Can you imagine the years you might be able to save them from searching all over for the answers to living the Christian life? Can you imagine how much faster God might move them into their own mission? I want to encourage you to teach others using this book. Consider starting a group with other Christians. Can you imagine the joy you will experience when you are the one hearing the kinds of testimonials that I do, after someone goes through the teachings of Christ? How will that make you feel to be the one who helped them experience Jesus Christ without them having to spend years searching like I did?
We all have the same purpose, to glorify God. May God bless you as you do it!
“Our work is not to save souls, but to disciple them. Salvation and sanctification are the work of God’s sovereign Grace, and our work as his disciples is to disciple others’ lives until they are totally yielded to God. One life totally devoted to God is of more value to him than 100 lives which have been simply awakened by his Spirit.” – Oswald Chambers