Make Disciples!

Then Jesus came up and said to them  “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,  teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you  always, to the end of the age.” (Mathew 28:18-19)

Through his Great Commission Jesus focuses his followers on the ongoing importance of discipleship through the ages, and declares the responsibility of disciples toward the world: they are to make disciples of all the nations ( Matt 28:16-20 ). To “make disciples” is to proclaim the gospel message among those who have not yet received forgiveness of sins. The command finds verbal fulfillment in the activities of the early church, as they went from Jerusalem to Judea, to Samaria, to the ends of the earth proclaiming the message of Jesus and making disciples. In the early church, to believe in the gospel message was to become a disciple (cf. Acts 4:32 ; 6:2 ). To “make disciples of all the nations” is to make more of what Jesus made of them.

“Until you have given up your self to Him you will not have a real self”- C.S. Lewis

23. “Until you have given up your self to Him you will not have a real self…” –C.S. Lewis

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