Thursday, July 10, 2014

Make Disciples! (Yes, I'll say it, again!)

You often hear me say that First Free needs to make disciples who make disciples. That is the nature of a disciple maker. They are committed to multiplying generations of disciples makers.

Jesus was a disciple maker. If you want to make disciples, follow Jesus and do what He did. He spent time with His disciples. He trained them. He showed them how to pray, trust, serve, meet needs, teach and so much more.

There are so many things a disciple maker needs to do but four things that are essential. First, you need to follow Jesus (and train others to follow Jesus). You can’t train someone to follow Jesus if you are not. Paul invited others to follow Jesus just like he followed Jesus.

Second, you need to be Jesus to others. Being Jesus requires that you embody the mission and message of Jesus. No one today can see Jesus, but they can see you being Jesus. Be the hands, the feet, and the voice of Jesus to those around you.

Third, you need to teach others to obey Jesus. Knowing Jesus’ commands are not enough. You must obey them. You commit your life to doing what He says and teaching others to do the same. “Trust and obey, for there is no other way, to be happy in Jesus, but to trust and obey.”

Fourth, you need to daily feed yourself spiritually. Sermons are great, books are great but you need to go to the source of spiritual food yourself-the Word of God. You must get into the Word every day.

Start with these four and you’re on your way to being a disciple maker.


P.S. A good heart with a bad compass will lead you to the wrong place every time. What is the right compass you need to prosper in living? Join us this Sunday at 9:00 am or 10:30 am to discover the answer.

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