Matthew 28:19-20 NIV - "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, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age." Keep Reading...
In this passage the "going" is assumed. It is actually translated, "As you go, make disciples…." So as you go, what are you to do? Make disciples, baptize the disciples and teach the disciples to obey Jesus.
Notice that Jesus' command was not to make converts. He desires disciples who will follow him. This is not a momentary decision, but rather a daily following of the ways of Jesus.
All of this will require patient teaching by the discipler. And what kind of teaching should we bring? It is a teaching with a different outcome than many teaching models. The outcome of our teaching should be obedience to Jesus. Filling a disciple's mind with biblical content is pointless if there is little application of obedience to Jesus.
You can take part in missions in any nation and with any group of people. Are you involved in teaching people to obey Jesus' ways? Then you are obeying Jesus' Great Commission to make disciples. Well done!
Missionary. Teacher. Worship Leader. Deeply desiring to make God's Word accessible and understandable to all. May you be transformed as God's Word fills your life.
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