Note: This is adapted from a sermon I preached titled Reframed.
I am more convinced than ever that my life is to be about making disciples. I believe all of us who say we follow Jesus are not just meant to be church attendees, but we are called to be people who follow so closely to Jesus that we are covered in the dust kicked up by his feet. We are to be disciples.
As disciples, we are to make disciples. It is the last command we were given by Jesus. Go and make disciples.
That’s where it gets a bit hairy. Just for fun, try this experiment. Go into your church and start asking people how you make a disciple. And don’t ask the pastor or a staff person. Ask someone sitting next to you. “How do you make a disciple?” For even more fun, make sure you them how they specifically are making disciples.
Make sure to pass the peace after that. They will probably need it.
For most of us the idea of making a disciple is daunting for two reasons: 1) We have never been truly discipled and so we don’t have a clue as to what it looks like and 2) We think we are disqualified. [Read more…]